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“Fiat Justitia ruat caelum”. Is This a Good Guide to the Role of a Specialist Appeal Court Judge?

  • Peter Freeman
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Abstract

Legal maxims can be of great help in establishing rules or in turning inchoate ideas into something concrete. The phrase “fiat justitia ruat caelum” (let justice be done though the heavens fall) seems to tell the judge that his or her task is to do justice and not to worry too much about the wider consequences. The implications of this maxim are the subject of this short paper.

References

  1. Competition Appeal Tribunal Rules of Procedure (2015)Google Scholar
  2. House of Lords European Affairs Committee, 15th Report of Session 2006-07 “An EU competition court”, published on 23 April 2007Google Scholar
  3. Rudé G (1962) Wilkes and liberty. Oxford University Press, Oxford, p 57Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Freeman
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  1. 1.Competition Appeal TribunalLondonUK

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