Tuesday 24 January 2017

This verdict boosts our faith in the rule of law

Published 21/11/2012 | 17:00

The ancient, blindfolded image of Lady Justice demands that justice is meted out without fear or favour, regardless of identity, money or power.

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The unprecedented conviction of a serving judge for a serious criminal offence should provide comfort that no one is above the law.

District Court judge Heather Perrin, a former solicitor who attempted to deceive an elderly friend and client out of half of his €1m estate, is facing up to five years in prison after being tried by a jury of her peers.

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