Birminham City Council and Another v Yardley: CA 9 Dec 2004

The litigant was informed before the case that the judge was from the same chambers as counsel for the opposing side.
Held: Such a litigant if he wanted to complain of bias must do so immediately. The judgment had been delivered only in draft form, but remained effective and binding.
References: Times 13-Dec-2004
Judges: Kennedy LJ, Jacob LJ, Gage LJ
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
This case cites:

  • Cited – Locabail (UK) Ltd, Regina v Bayfield Properties Ltd CA 17-Nov-1999
    Adverse Comments by Judge Need not be Show of Bias
    In five cases, leave to appeal was sought on the basis that a party had been refused disqualification of judges on grounds of bias. The court considered the circumstances under which a fear of bias in a court may prove to be well founded: ‘The mere . .
    ([2000] 1 QB 451, [2000] IRLR 96, [2000] 1 All ER 64, , [1999] EWCA Civ 3004, [2000] HRLR 290, [2000] 2 WLR 870, 7 BHRC 583, [2000] UKHRR 300)

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