Formal warning for judge who used ‘inappropriate language’ at event

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Slap on wrist for Judge Boora

A circuit judge has been issued a formal warning for his use of “inappropriate language” at an event.

Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) confirmed His Honour Judge Jinder Singh Boora, a judge on the Northern Circuit, had attended the unnamed event in a “private capacity”, but did not disclose any further details.

In a statement the JCIO said: “The Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice concluded that his conduct had the potential to undermine the reputation of the judiciary.”

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Judge Boora was called to bar in 1990 and appointed a deputy district judge in 2004. He was elevated to the role of district judge in 2014 before becoming a circuit judge two years later in 2016.

The JCIO issued Judge Patricia Lynch with “informal advice” when, in 2017, she called an abusive defendant “a bit of c**t”. The sweary judge, who later apologised for her remarks, was advised to respond “appropriately to parties in court at all times”.

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