Justice to be Seen

The Hon J J Spigelman AC, Chief Justice of New South Wales, in his address “Our Common Law Heritage” to the 2004 Joint Study Institute of Law Librarians on 21 February 2004:

“One of the fundamental principles of the administration of justice in a common law system is the principle of open justice. This is sometimes referred to in terms of the saying: ‘Justice should not only be done but should manifestly be seen to be done. ’”