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Prof Sir Regius Simon Wessely on Judicial Appointments Commission

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Yogi, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Yogi

    Yogi Senior Member

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    He really likes getting his titles and getting on influential committees and organisations.

    This is really absurd. He is now on the body for appointing judges.

    He he is flying very high. Better not get burned by the sun.


    Sir Simon Wessely (lay)
    Simon Wessely was appointed to the JAC as a lay member on 1 September 2017.

    Simon is Regius Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at King's College London. He is an honorary consultant psychiatrist at King's College Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital, a civilian consultant advisor in psychiatry to the British Army and Director of the King's Centre for Military Health Research. He has just stepped down as President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is now President of the Royal Society of Medicine.

    Simon is also a Trustee of Combat Stress and has campaigned to improve the understanding and image of mental health. He was awarded a knighthood for services to military healthcare and to psychological medicine.

    https://jac.judiciary.gov.uk/commissioner/sir-simon-wessely-lay


    What the JAC does
    The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is an independent body that selects candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals in England and Wales, and for some tribunals with UK-wide jurisdiction.

    Candidates are selected on merit, through fair and open competition.

    The JAC is committed to attracting applicants from as wide a field as possible and works closely with a range of organisations to promote vacancies to eligible candidates.

    Candidates are recommended for offices such as the High Court, Upper Tribunals and all others listed in Schedule 14 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (CRA), as amended by the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

    The JAC does not select magistrates or judicial office-holders for the UK Supreme Court.

    Senior appointments
    The JAC is also involved in the selection of the Lord Chief Justice, Heads of Division, Lords Justices of Appeal and the Senior President of Tribunals.

    The JAC convenes a selection panel which determines the selection process and makes a recommendation.

    More about senior roles

    Selecting candidates
    The selection exercise programme is developed with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS).

    Candidates can be selected for immediate appointment or identified for future appointments.

    One candidate is selected for each vacancy, providing there are sufficient numbers of selectable candidates available. Candidates are then recommended to the Appropriate Authority (Lord Chancellor, Lord Chief Justice or Senior President of Tribunals).

    The Appropriate Authority can accept or reject a recommendation, or ask the Commission to reconsider it. If he or she does not accept a recommendation, written reasons must be provided to the JAC.

    More about the selection process



    https://jac.judiciary.gov.uk/what-jac-does
     
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  2. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    Sounds like he's getting revenge for tribunal rulings which did not go to his liking.
     
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  3. Skycloud

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    Is he going to be sitting on FOI tribunals?
     
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  4. ladycatlover

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    @Yogi thanks for the info (which I've liked) though it's a blow in the guts to most of us I suspect. :bang-head: What on earth did SW do to prove himself worthy of choosing judges? :eek: Oh, I forgot about Camelford and GWS obviously. ;) All I can think of to say is God help us all. :ill::vomit::aghhh:
     
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  5. Yogi

    Yogi Senior Member

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    This brings all his conflicts of interests into sharp focus. He could now ask potential UK judges if they believe ME is biomedical and block them from appointment. If they agree it is psychiatric then he would allow them to become judges.

    This is massive conflict of interest in getting justice in the UK. We all have known this for 30 years but now here it is in black and white.
     
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  6. slysaint

    slysaint Senior Member

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    Maybe he'll combine his two new roles and get judges he doesn't like detained under the mental health act?
     
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  7. Yogi

    Yogi Senior Member

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    No he will chose who sits on them
     
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  8. Yogi

    Yogi Senior Member

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    He has not even declared his conflict of interests in the Register of Interests.
     
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  9. ladycatlover

    ladycatlover Senior Member

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    I see it includes Tribunal Judges. I went through Tribunal for PIP back in June and moved from low rate for both sets of descriptors to high rate for both. :balloons: The Judge asked some very personal and difficult questions, :eek: but they were appropriate for him to ask. :):sluggish::) He also gave me time to answer, even when I was slow finding words, didn't interrupt at all untill I finished each reply. :thumbsup: Now I doubt he'd make it past SW. :cry:
     
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    ladycatlover Senior Member

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    Where d'you find the conflicts of interests? OK, prob should be able to find them myself, will go hunting.
     
  11. Chrisb

    Chrisb Senior Member

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    I've been saying for a long time on here that what matters is who chooses the judges.....
     
  12. Demepivo

    Demepivo Dolores Abernathy

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    Reminds me of this Daily Mail headline (on an unrelated topic)

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  13. keenly

    keenly Senior Member

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    hahaha

    I knew it. Mason confirmed.
     
  14. Skycloud

    Skycloud Senior Member

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    One day this man will be buried under an avalanche of indisputable evidence of the number and range of people he has harmed.
     
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  15. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    I does make crystal clear that he has always been the bouncer for the 1% club run by the current UK gov't
     
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    Yogi Senior Member

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  18. ladycatlover

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    So 14 of the 15 Commissioners have filled in their COIs, a number have nil. Weasel isn't even on the list. Surely by now he should be on that list a month and a half after joining the JAC. Very poor show. ;) Very un-British. :alien:
     
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  19. ladycatlover

    ladycatlover Senior Member

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    Just listening... OMG how we have maligned this hard working person! :vomit::aghhh:

    Introduction about him is just :vomit::vomit::vomit::vomit::vomit:

     
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  20. Large Donner

    Large Donner Senior Member

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    No doubt it will be after he is dead judging by the Jimmy Saville and Ted Heath sagas. Then they will have a "root and branch" review "redouble" their efforts, bla bla bla all the usual sound bite stuff until they kick it into the long grass by starting another war kicked of by terror porn run by their friends in the media spilling out 24 hour murder entertainment and news despair to keep us all firefighting and turning back to the propagandists themselves for the solutions.

    Its all just a big game.
     
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