In the Media

Judges' misdeeds will remain secret

PUBLISHED July 1, 2005

Judges who are disciplined for bad behaviour will not have the findings against them made public under a complaints regime to be launched next year.

The decision to treat judges differently to doctors, barristers, solicitors and police officers was announced by the lord chancellor and the lord chief justice yesterday.
The exception, as at present, will be those judges whose misdeeds are trumpeted in the media - for example, those who make racist remarks in open court which are picked up by reporters.