High Court holds contact with Counsel amounts to apprehension of bias

  The failure by a judge of the Family Court of Western Australia to refrain from communicating with Counsel for one of the parties in a matter he was to deliver judgment in has resulted in the High Court reaffirming the principles set out in Ebner v The Official Trustee in Bankruptcy. The Facts The … Continue reading High Court holds contact with Counsel amounts to apprehension of bias