Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of B) v WOLVERHAMPTON YOUTH COURT (2009)

PUBLISHED October 15, 2009

[2009] EWHC 2706 (Admin)

It was no bar to a magistrate hearing a case that she had taught at the school where a person appearing before her had formerly been a pupil, particularly where she had never taught him and had had no personal dealings with him. No fair-minded observer would have considered that the pupil's subsequent conviction was vitiated by the appearance of bias.

DC (Pill LJ, Rafferty J)