The Business of Judging

The late Tom Bingham

This collection of speeches is heavy, not in weight but in substance.

Tom Bingham is recognized as the greatest judge of his generation. This book has grouped his speeches into 9 topics including Judicial ethics, human rights, public law, criminal trial, crime and punishment.

To me, the most interesting speeches are the speech on the Jubilee of the Supreme Court of India, on Liversidge v Anderson where Lord Atkin cited a famous exchange between Alice and Humpty Dumpty from Through the Looking Glass (p 216), Who then in law is my Neighbour? and an address at the service of Thanksgiving for Lord Denning delivered at Westminster Abbey on 17 June 1999.

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