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Postby Goldensyrup » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:04 pm

Is this the right man to lead the Grenfell enquiry, as not too long ago he found in favour of Kensington & Chelsea council on a housing case against a tenant?

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Postby shootist » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:56 pm

Goldensyrup wrote:Is this the right man to lead the Grenfell enquiry, as not too long ago he found in favour of Kensington & Chelsea council on a housing case against a tenant?

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In my experience of court cases, the verdict quite often reflects the facts. There may just be the thinnest of possibilities that the tenant was in the wrong, unless of course he was a Labour voter in which case that would be impossible, or a Liberal, in which case both sides would have won and settled the matter with a nice hug.
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Re: Sir Martin James Moore-Bick

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:42 pm

shootist wrote:In... court cases, the verdict quite often reflects the facts.


Agreed, but clearly he cannot be the right man: never trust a double-barrelled surname.
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Re: Sir Martin James Moore-Bick

Postby atticus » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:28 am

Is gs suggesting bias? Just because this judge decided one case? Does gs suggest that the case was decided on any basis other than an impartial finding of the facts and application of the law? Does gs have grounds to do so?
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Re: Sir Martin James Moore-Bick

Postby dls » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:40 am

By GS criteria, a judge who hears ten cases on housing and finds five for and five against tenants has thereby gained experience but made himself unsuitable to either side.

Sorry GS, your suggestion is just nonsense.
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Re: Sir Martin James Moore-Bick

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:52 am

dls wrote:Sorry GS, your suggestion is just nonsense.


Well, probably: he might have looked at the case and found it properly wanting...
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Re: Sir Martin James Moore-Bick

Postby atticus » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:00 pm

I have still not seen the case itself; it appears, however, that the decision in question was reversed on appeal.
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Re: Sir Martin James Moore-Bick

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:22 pm

If that is right, then we can reasonably assume that it was properly wrong. However, I've been told that his was the appeal that reversed the decision, in which case, we should probably have a proper look at it.
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Re: Sir Martin James Moore-Bick

Postby atticus » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:19 pm

Neither case involved Kensington & Chelsea, though. But they are the cases people have been mentioning on social media. Maybe gs can help.
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