Friends Like These

I'll pose this as a simple question: should Sir Mark Potter, President of the Family Division, have given a character reference yesterday for Bruce Hyman, a barrister who has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice in connection with a case involving family proceedings?


  1. Absolutely not! It is quite inappropriate for any member of the legal profession, let alone such a senior one as Sir Mark Potter who presides over the division with which the original proceedings were concerned, to do anything which might even give the appearance of condoning Mr Hyman's conduct, which to the public at large this surely must have. Very poor judgement indeed... S


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