Watts v Watts

Judge – High Court. In the course of proceedings, it became clear that the deputy judge and the claimant's counsel in the instant case were working together as leading and junior counsel in another case. The defendant made an application for the deputy judge to recuse herself from the proceedings. The Chancery Division held that, in the circumstances, the application would be refused because no fair minded informed observer would think that there was a real possibility that the deputy judge would lean in the claimant's favour against the weight of the evidence.

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