“Worst Judge” in High Court?

March 11, 2019

I nominated his “honour” judge Richard Pearce as worst judge in England and Wales because of his ignoring evidence and making up evidence in order to make a judgment in line with his prejudices rather than with truth and justice. Not fit to be a judge in my opinion. But at least he wasn’t sitting in the High Court, or so I thought.

Now, I readily admit my ignorance of the court system and legal procedure, but this article in the Law Society Gazette seriously worried me – https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/court-rejects-defendants-bid-to-exit-shorter-trials-scheme/5069385.article – because it says, as far as I can interpret what is written, that the “worst judge” was sitting in the High Court and making a ruling. That is dreadful! It cannot be right that a judge who has treated evidence and facts as secondary should ever sit in the High Court and make any sort of ruling. The Minister of Justice must put a stop to this!

To rub salt into the wound, there is, at the time of writing, one comment on the article, namely “A decent judge giving a sensible order”. Well clearly not a decent judge, because decency in a judge would mean not ignoring and inventing evidence. So who made this comment? Answer: “Anonymous” made this comment. So did Pearce rustle up a friend to comment to try to get some good press. Or does some anonymous person really think that Pearce is a decent judge? In the immortal words of Abraham Lincoln: “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”. Hopefully, Pearce will get his comeuppance at some point when fewer people are fooled.

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