Rob Rinder, star and arbiter on ITV’s Judge Rinder, is known for his quick wit and snap decisions.
Since the show began seven years ago, fans have seen a host of dramatic courtroom scenes – including arguments over financial penalties.
Judge Rinder has helped with the conclusions of various small claims, with the public appearing on the show to argue over sums of money.
But who pays the money on Judge Rinder, and do the losers get sentenced?
Who pays the money on Judge Rinder?
When the loser of a case is told to pay the complainant a sum of money, that cash does actually change hands.
But it’s ITV that pays out the money – with the production company footing the bill.
This probably means that people are more likely to go on the show. While they might be found ‘guilty’ by Judge Rinder, they aren’t actually going to be in debt as a result.
In the case of the damaged campervan, for example (which saw some rather heated language), the £4,000 in damages would actually be paid out by the production company.
Fans of the show – and Judge Rinder – were shocked to hear how Liverpudlian Dave described his friend Mark, who allegedly wrecked his motorhome.
‘Is he a good bloke?’ Rinder asked.
‘Yeah, yeah, he’s funny,’ Dave explained. ‘But he’s also a bit of a cocky b******.’
Do they losers get sentenced?
As the courtroom on Judge Rinder is a really a TV studio, the losers don’t really get sentenced.
Robert Rinder, is, however, a trained barrister. After completing a degree at Manchester University (where he made some unlikely famous friends), he was called to the bar in 2001.
He primarily worked on financial law cases, until he began the ITV show in 2014.
So losers shouldn’t worry about the real legal implications – just their reputation.
What is the biggest payout on Judge Rinder?
Those looking to make millions shouldn’t rely on Rob Rinder to make their cash.
Payouts are capped at £5,000 – which shouldn’t be sniffed at. But that means payouts are normally between £2,000 and £4,000, depending on the case.
Last year, a dramatic case in which a woman claimed she deserved compensation because a dog was found in a ‘compromising position’ with her cat.
The episode went viral as Sandra, from Glasgow, claimed her friend’s dog had tried to have sex with her cat – and that the cat now needed anxiety medication to cope.
Judge Rinder ruled the feline owner deserved a £1,500 payout.
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