Patrick O’Brien: When Judges Misbehave: The Strange Case of Jonah Barrington – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted March 8th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, judges, news by tracey

“The recent high profile arrest of a part-time recorder, Constance Briscoe, in connection with the Vicki Pryce trial gives me a tenuous topical link to judicial discipline and nineteenth century case of Sir Jonah Barrington, still the only High Court judge to have been dismissed from office. Disciplinary proceedings against a judge are relatively rare and dismissal of a permanent salaried judge is almost unheard of.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 7th March 2013