Friday, September 16, 2011

Change in Wording on Proposed Amendment on Judges' Pay Cut?

The Independent reports that senior judges have managed to secure a "crucial change" to the draft proposed amendment ensuring that this pay cut is a one-off and that future cuts must be "proportionate". The article seems to be implying that there has to be parity between pay cuts imposed on other public servants and those imposed in the future on judges. This change in language was reportedly procured based on legal advice from an "eminent senior counsel."

Much expense and time could have been saved by relying instead upon the same advice offered on this not-so-eminent blog in a post on July 27, 2011.