Mr Justice Peter Smith v Blackstone — ‘shocking and indefensible’ letter annotated

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Legal Cheek reads between the lines to try and discern what the combative Judge was really trying to say in trenchant missive


The notorious judge’s punchy letter to Blackstone Chambers — sent on Judiciary of England and Wales headed paper — has created more than a few ripples around the Temple.

As is often the case with letters, it is open to a myriad of interpretations, what is really being said is often left unsaid, and it would probably have been better off not being sent. Given all this, Legal Cheek has made a fanciful stab at filling in the blanks…



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