Date: 17 August 2021
A spokesperson for the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office said:
The Lord Chief Justice has, with the Lord Chancellor’s agreement, issued Deputy Insolvencies and Companies Court Judge Daniel Schaffer with formal advice for making a sexist comment to counsel. In reaching their decision, they considered the judge’s long and previously unblemished record of service, that he accepted responsibility for his actions, and that he had apologised to counsel.
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