Judge who fell asleep during a High Court hearing ‘expresses remorse’

Judge who fell asleep during a High Court hearing ‘expresses remorse’

February 12, 2019

Senior judge, 68, who ‘momentarily’ fell asleep during a High Court family hearing ‘expresses remorse’ after parties in the case lodge complaint

  • Mrs Justice Parker ‘expressed remorse’ after ‘momentarily’ dozing off in hearing
  • She was the subject of a complaint to the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office
  • A JCIO spokesman said the judge, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court in London, had been given ‘formal advice’

Mrs Justice Parker, pictured, ‘momentarily’ dozed off during a family hearing at the High Court

A senior judge has ‘expressed remorse’ after ‘momentarily’ falling asleep during a hearing.

Mrs Justice Parker, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court in London, was the subject of a complaint to the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office by ‘parties in a case’.

A JCIO spokesman said the judge had been given ‘formal advice’ after Lord Chancellor David Gauke and Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett concluded that her conduct had the potential to undermine public confidence in the judiciary.


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Mrs Justice Parker, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court in London (above), was the subject of a complaint to the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office by ‘parties in a case’

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