Shame on all of you lawyers who just let out a wistful sigh. Shame on you. Shame.
This actually happened in India. [And not, as was my first thought on hearing that this had happened, in Liverpool]
A Jaipur lawyer, Prem Surana, had slapped a magistrate in the open court and used abusive language as the magistrate disallowed his application for exemption from appearance and issuing a non-bailable arrest warrant against the advocate, an accused in a criminal case.
It turns out that there are consequences for this, and said lawyer is now in custody for Contempt of Court. I do have to admire his chutzpah for offering instead an undertaking of good behaviour for five years. [I absolutely love that he was only prepared to commit to not slapping Judges for FIVE years, rather than indefinitely]
For once, I’ve beaten Lowering the Bar to this story…