Peter Jackson (judge)
Sir Peter Arthur Brian Jackson (born 9 December 1955), styled The Hon. Mr Justice Peter Jackson, is an English High Court judge, assigned to the Family Division. He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1978 and became a Queen's Counsel in 2000. He was subsequently appointed as a Recorder in 1998, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2003 and a High Court Judge with effect from 1 October 2010. Chambers & Partners described Jackson as a "master tactician [who] stalks his prey in a very subtle, understated manner... He plays to win and does so more often than not," while Legal 500 called him "one of the most authoritative children silks around."
Court of Protection
In February 2011 Jackson made a landmark ruling allowing journalists to attend hearings in Britain's most secretive court, the Court of Protection in a case about an autistic man who had been kept away from his home and family by a local authority, the London Borough of Hillingdon. Jackson also agreed to allow the news media to identify all parties in the case. Previously, the court had been widely criticised in the media for being able to make crucial rulings without public scrutiny.
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- Gunter, Joel. Judge grants media access to autistic man's custody case. (1 March 2011). Journalism.co.uk. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- McSmith, Andy. A father and son reunited. A secret court forced to open its doors. (1 March 2011). The Independent. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
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- Beckford, Martin. Behind the closed doors of England's most secretive court. (5 February 2011). The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 March 2011.