I am fascinated by the Nazis. Can’t help it. Serial killers too. The reason is this. I do not understand how one human being can treat another human being in this way. Slavery falls into this category too. I mention this because I am really trying my best to understand judges. It seems to be […]
Are our judges simply BORED?
You will see elsewhere that I advocate making PA a criminal offence, as well as a distinct tort. Well, I have found a lawyer that ‘gets it’ – and these are rare. The lawyer is June Venters QC, and her article is here. I have to say that it is refreshing to find a lawyer […]
Opinion I was reading today some comments in the Guardian from Lord Justice McFarlane, the new President of the Family Division. He says that trying to keep up with the demands on the Family Court system is like trying to run up a ‘down’ escalator. That is certainly true. Recent figures from the Ministry of […]
Judges and Accountability The judges of England and Wales are in quite a unique position. This is for a number of reasons – the full constitutional position is explained here. But, for these purposes, we do not need to know too much about the distinctions between the legislature (Parliament), the Executive (Government) and the Judiciary […]
Judges and Conflicts… Judges are independent. Of everything and everybody. They cannot be influenced by the legislative. They are above all that. Hmm… Is this actually true? Judges find themselves in a position that is unique. They are employees of the State. Presumably, like all other employees, they have to do what they are told. […]