Top court rejects bid to recuse judge

The Supreme Court building. Singapore's top court has warned of serious consequences for those who make unmeritorious claims of judicial bias.
The Supreme Court building. Singapore's top court has warned of serious consequences for those who make unmeritorious claims of judicial bias.PHOTO: ST FILE

It warns of serious consequences for claims of judicial bias that are made without merit

Singapore's top court has warned of serious consequences for those who make unmeritorious claims of judicial bias, following the decision to dismiss an appeal by a woman to have a judge removed in an acrimonious divorce case.

In backing the judge who did not recuse herself from the "high conflict" case, the Court of Appeal also made it clear that lawyers should not act as mouthpieces for their clients and should guard against their own bias.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2018, with the headline 'Top court rejects bid to recuse judge'. Print Edition | Subscribe