20 Essex Street welcomes back retiring CoA judge Rix LJ

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  • Could this have anything to do with the fact that he was not among the recent appointments to the Supreme Court and that, barring death or retirement for medical reasons, there are no more appointments to the Supreme Court due for several years? An outstanding contributor to the work of the Court of Appeal over the past ten years or so who has been very unlucky not to go to the House of Lords or the Supreme Court. Will mint it as an arbitrator over the next ten years!

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  • A great loss to the Judiciary. A brilliant and humane judge who understands people. As far from the stereotype of the pompous egotistical judge as is possible to be.

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  • Sir Bernard Rix had the courage to accede to my submissions in Kaur v ILEX on the law of bias. His judgment is an impeccable analysis of the law of bias and he led the way in overturning the rather narrow-minded and literal analysis of the High Court. He has retired too early. A Court of Appeal without Sedley or Rix is impoverished.

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  • Anonymous | 18-Apr-2013 8:46 pm "A Court of Appeal without Sedley or Rix is impoverished."
    I am also baffled as to why these two didn't make it to the House of Lords or the Supreme Court. They definitely had more to offer than some people there!!

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  • Had the privilege of training alongside Bernard on a recent course. Of course, I was aware of his background - but he couldn't have been more humble, and had a fantastic lightness of touch. Humane and even handed. Massive loss to the judiciary.

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