HHJ Andrew Easteal dismissed as a judge

Very unusual

Following an investigation carried out under the Judicial Conduct (Judicial and other office holders) Rules 2014 by a senior judge appointed by the Lord Chief Justice, Judge Easteal was found to have deliberately deleted data in the knowledge that it was of interest to police officers carrying out a criminal investigation. The judge denied that his intention was to frustrate the criminal investigation.

Having considered the mitigation offered by Judge Easteal, the Lord Chief Justice and Lord Chancellor agreed with the investigating judge’s finding that this was misconduct of the utmost seriousness, for which the judge should be removed from office.



How come we don't get the actual facts? The SRA delights in laying out all the lurid details when it goes after a solicitor. 

judges are generally good chaps and therefore shouldn't have any light shed upon their actions in such a grubby fashion

His a crim bazza so probably has to deal some coke on the side to supplement his practice.

Can hardly blame the good HHJ given the current legal aid rates. 

Per ebitda's snooker "surprise", this is what happens when skilled people in influential positions start to be paid comparatively fook all. It amazes me that overpaid KCs representing crooks and business people on their company's ticket get to use our legal system for approximately fook all to settle their petty squabbles.  

I don't think it's the pay bananaman. 

I think the job attracts a particular type of self important corruptible areshole.

The crown court judge who lives down the road from me is a contemptible racist aunt. Literally everyone on our street hates him and his wife. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he'd committed a few fairly serious crimes to get ahead.