n Without Prejudice - The role of a presiding officer in a trial : litigation

Volume 12, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The Supreme Court of Appeal recently reaffirmed the principle that, in a trial, a presiding officer has to act as an impartial arbiter. A presiding officer must conduct a trial open-mindedly, impartially and fairly and such conduct must be manifest to all those concerned in the trial and its outcome ( 314/11 2012 ZASCA 55).

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