• Law

    Judgecraft guide

    I recently attended a conference in Mumbai, India on criminal procedure hosted by the eminent British Judge Malcolm Simmons Judgecraft is the art of judging. It encompasses everything that you will not find in a book on law, evidence or procedure. Judgecraft is about how judges do their job and fair treatment and equality are at the heart of it. A judge must free himself of prejudice and partiality and so conduct himself, in court and out of it, as to give no ground for doubting his ability and willingness to decide cases coming before him solely on their legal and factual merits, as they appear to him in the…