Eder J took early retirement from the bench on Wednesday (1 April) after just four years’ service, and is in talks to return to his former set, Essex Court.
His return to private practice is understood to be in answer to a series of reforms to judicial processes by the Coalition Government, as well as pay restrictions, declining morale in the judiciary and changes to pension agreements for judges.
Eder J practised as a barrister at Essex Court for 35 years, taking silk in 1991.
However, sources close to one of his biggest Commercial Court cases, the Tchenguiz brothers’ disputes, say costs and contracts have been agreed to retain Eder J as a judge on the series of litigations, which could go on for “10 or 15 more years”.
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