Sunday 22 January 2017

Judge and jury

Published 01/12/2012 | 05:00

• Your editorial (November 29) 'Perrin proves no one is above the law' suggests that "we (should?) judge the legal profession, including judges, by higher standards because of the extraordinary power they can wield over the minutiae of our lives, including our liberty".

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There's an element of pot and kettle in your analysis, though. The fourth estate, your missive, its Sunday stablemate included, happily acts as judge, jury and executioner on a daily (weekly) basis with no real right of reply.

This, perhaps, as you so sanguinely put it, equally requires "the need for adequate, proportionate regulation of the legal and other sectors".

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