About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

A laugh a minute? Not

John Bolch's blog Family Lore draws attention to the unfortunate position of a certain High Court Judge in a family case who has been removed from hearing a case for some supposedly jocular remarks about one of the parties (not just bad jokes, but thoroughly bad jokes). The case is commented on in the International Herald Tribune and rather more salaciously in the Daily Mail . Thankfully, their Lordships have not banned all jokes from the court room - just the thoroughly bad ones which might give an impression of racism, however unintentional. The full judgment delivered today is available as a pdf file on the Judiciary's website (in the what's new section) together with a statement from the Judge.

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