Pat Leahy: Quality of judiciary is paramount
Society is best served by having the most able lawyers become judges, but fewer will do so if the government does not reverse pay cuts
Changes to the salaries and especially to the pension arrangements of judges by the government in recent years have meant very few top lawyers will apply to become judges in the future.
This is a completely invisible problem to the public, and to the political system, but it is widely acknowledged among lawyers – and among judges. I have spoken to many of them on the subject in recent months and I have found an...
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