Court : House of Lords
Decided on : Jan-15-1999
..... my judgment, although the cases have all dealt with automatic disqualification on the grounds of pecuniary interest, there is no good reason in principle for so limiting automatic disqualification. the rationale of the whole rule is that a man cannot be a judge in his own cause. in civil litigation the matters in issue will normally have an economic impact; therefore ..... case. but if, as in the present case, the matter at issue does not relate to money or economic advantage but is concerned with the promotion of the cause, the rationale disqualifying a judge applies just as much if the judge's decision will lead to the promotion of a cause in which the judge is involved together with one of .....Tag this Judgment!