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Judicial reform bill flawed, says watchdog

PUBLISHED October 7, 2004

The lord chancellor's plans to reform the way judges are appointed were attacked as "wrong-headed" and "flawed" yesterday by his own watchdog, the Commission for Judicial Appointments (CJA).

The commission, headed by Sir Colin Campbell, said Lord Falconer's proposals could, at worst, perpetuate the shortcomings of the existing system but without the current independent oversight.