Bolkiah and others v The State of Brunei Darussalam and Another (62): PC 8 Nov 2007

(Brunei Darussalam) The Board considered whether the chief Justice of Brunei could be considered to be properly independent.
Held: Lord Bingham rejected the contention for an objective perception of bias as fanciful, saying of the Chief Justice, aged 74 at the material time, that he came to the office then held at the end of a long and distinguished judicial career, after retiring from the bench in Hong Kong, and already in receipt of what he described as a ‘reasonably adequate pension’. He could only be seen as ‘a man for whom all ambition was spent, save that of retiring with the highest judicial reputation’.
Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Scott of Foscote, Lord Mance, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
[2007] UKPC 62
Cited by:
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See AlsoBolkiah and others v The State of Brunei Darussalam and Another (63) PC 8-Nov-2007
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