Views of former High Court judges, on reasoned [sic] government decision making

Here are two rather politically telling comments of former Australian High Court judges from which we may each make our own assessment about how this lucky country is governed, and by whom. Mr Kenneth Hayne – “Trust in all sorts of institutions, governmental and private, has been damaged or destroyed”; and Mr Ian Callinan – […]

The costs and time in administering justice

Newspaper analyses of the work of judges by reference to numbers of matters heard, words written and time taken can be overly and unfairly simplistic, but they are at least some publicly accessible source by which the operation of the judicial system can be assessed. The difficulty is that the more substantial analyses behind and […]

Singapore’s new debt restructuring regime – the steak knives are out

Competition between courts and the legal regimes in which they operate is perhaps an odd concept, contrary to the image of the strict independence and objectivity expected of our judicial system and its officers. It does exist, at various levels, and is perhaps reinforced by individuals’ inherent competitiveness for territory and status.   The apocryphal […]