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Judge disagrees with sacking, but admits to reckless behaviour

18 th April 2017

Judge Jason Dunn-Shaw, who sat part-time as a recorder at Canterbury Crown Court, has been removed from the bench by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office after it ruled he posted abusive comments on news articles about cases he had heard. Mr Dunn-Shaw agreed that his conduct, which involved him calling his critics "donkeys", had been "reckless" but complained that the sanction was "wholly disproportionate and completely unfair".

Damien Gayle

Guardian, 14 April 2017, 9


Subject: Legal Profession

Keywords: Judges; Professional conduct; Removal