Natural justice – Judge. The defendant's application for a judge to recuse himself from proceedings involving the ceasing of payments to the claimant from an income protection policy provided by the defendant was refused by the Queen's Bench Division. The judge's email to both parties, and subsequently the subject of the defendant's complaint, had concealed no darker purpose and the defendant ought to have requested reassurance from the judge that he had not been minded to limit the scope of the defendant's case with reference to its pleadings.