Shatter proposes academics take up positions as judges

Justice minister Alan Shatter has suggested that the government should consider appointing academics as judges for the first time.

4th May, 2013

Justice minister Alan Shatter has suggested that the government should consider appointing academics as judges for the first time.

The government announced last Tuesday that it would hold a referendum on the new Court of Appeal in the autumn. A civil court of appeal would ease the pressure on the Supreme Court, which currently processes all civil appeals and has a waiting list of up to four years. The new court would also replace the...

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