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Quality of Judicial Reasoning: England and Wales

  • Gar Yein Ng
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Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 69)

Abstract

This chapter looks at the theoretical and practical foundations for the quality of judicial reasoning in England and Wales. Standards can be found in theory—judges should not forget that giving reasons is a basis for their own legitimacy and accountability. These standards appear to be entirely derived from legal principles and practices. This chapter will address the question of whether there are criticisms on the quality of judicial reasoning and their source, and whether quality management can help to alleviate these critiques without being in breach of judicial independence.

Notes

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Zenon Bankowski, Professor Emiritus, University of Edinburgh, Faculty of law, and Dr. Marjan Ajevski, Research Fellow, Open University, School of Law, for their comments. Any errors and conclusions remain my own.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Law SchoolUniversity of BuckinghamBuckinghamUK

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