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cour of appeal - the president

Postby megaman » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:05 am

some more recent court of appeal cases have a judge names as "the president"
here is an example
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2001/1039.html

what does this mean?
does this judge have more power to set the ratio for a case than the others.
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Re: cour of appeal - the president

Postby theycantdothat » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:29 am

megaman wrote:does this judge have more power to set the ratio for a case than the others.


No.
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Re: cour of appeal - the president

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:34 am

The Heads of the Family and Queen's Bench Divisions are known as the Presidents of those Divisions. In this case Dame Elizabeth was President of the Family Division.

They are identified as such in judgments but have no special powers that other judges do not have when passing judgment.
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Re: court of appeal - the president

Postby atticus » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:12 am

"Cour" is French for "court".
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Re: cour of appeal - the president

Postby dls » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:34 pm

Munby is/was P of the Family Division. There is no additional value in the title, but having read many of his judgments, he is worthy of the growing respect for his views.
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Re: cour of appeal - the president

Postby megaman » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:38 pm

dls wrote:Munby is/was P of the Family Division. There is no additional value in the title, but having read many of his judgments, he is worthy of the growing respect for his views.


This munby person was not in the court case i cited and has not been mentioned before now in this thread
so why did you mention him and what exactly are you referring to
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Re: cour of appeal - the president

Postby atticus » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:47 am

Fool.

Just as the judge in question was at that time President of the Family Division, so Munby is now.
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Re: cour of appeal - the president

Postby dls » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:56 am

You asked why I mentioned him. You first asked whether the status of President itself added value attributed to a judgment. I pointed out that a President may have particular qualities which do lead to additional, if informal respect. Munby is just good at what he does. It should not need to be said that such qualities also help explain why he was chosen as President.
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