Sunday, 29 May 2011

Judges in trouble

The Mercantile Judge in Bristol has been criticised by the Court of Appeal for taking 22 months to deliver a judgment.He is a decent ,hard-working man and it is notable that his decision was upheld as correct.If it is any consolation to him the Law Lords  took a year to deliver their decision in White v Jones (1995) 2 A.C. 207, a case about solicitors delay!
 Much more seriously,James Allen QC, a Deputy |High Court |Judge,was found guilty this week of beating up his wife despite her changing her story and claiming she had attacked herself.She is a barrister and Coroner.Subject to an appeal, i assume the next step will be prosecution for perjury and /or conspiring to pervert the course of justice.