Now here's a surprise. The Office for Judicial Complaints has dismissed the complaint by Simon Eades against the President of the Family Division Sir Mark Potter, for providing a character reference for Bruce Hyman. The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice jointly "decided that the action of Sir Mark Potter in providing a reference, limited to his knowledge of Mr Hyman as a friend, cannot reasonably be considered to affect his suitability to hold judicial office". What will this do for the public's perception of the judiciary, and the profession as a whole?
Update: Simon Eades has made a complaint to the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman, Sir John Brigstocke KCB, about the handling of his complaint.