ISLE OF MAN: HIGH COURT JUDGE REPRIMANDED FOR APPARENT BIAS AND APPARENT LACK OF IMPARTIALITY

A Statement from the Judicial Conduct Office of the Isle of Man reported on 31st July that a Deemster (the equivalent to a High Court judge) had been investigated and formally reprimanded as he “displayed overbearing conduct towards a witness, an apparent lack of impartiality and also apparent bias in respect of the questioning of that witness (2) did not ensure that a fair hearing was given to the defendants in the course of a private public interest immunity hearing, that the conduct of such hearing was improper and that its conduct was contrary to the requirement of judicial independence”.  No details of the case involved was provided in the statement.

https://www.courts.im/media/2216/statement-from-the-judicial-conduct-office.pdf

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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