On 1st December, 2022, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, announced a change in the practice of how certain Judges are addressed in court. From now on, the Judges listed below should be addressed in court or tribunal hearings as ‘Judge’: Masters Upper Tribunal Judges Judges of the Employment Appeal Tribunal District Judges District JudgesContinue reading “How to address a judge or magistrate – new guidance”
Category Archives: Bradford Crown Court
Sentences reduced in notorious ‘hit and run’ killing
In a lengthy article published elsewhere on this website (read here), the outcomes of a Court of Appeal Criminal Division hearing held in July, 2021 are explored in detail. The judgment, dealing with the safety of convictions and the sentencing of a notorious criminal, known as Meggy or King Meggy, and two others, was handedContinue reading “Sentences reduced in notorious ‘hit and run’ killing”
Criticism of top judge in ‘King Meggy’ trial fails to convince Court of Appeal that convictions are unsafe.
Few, if any, regular court users would argue with the proposition that His Honour Jonathan Durham Hall QC was one of the most popular, well-respected and, indeed, revered judges to sit on the North East circuit in the last 30 years. ‘JDH’ as he was widely known within the court precincts at Bradford Law CourtsContinue reading “Criticism of top judge in ‘King Meggy’ trial fails to convince Court of Appeal that convictions are unsafe.”
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