to disqualify (oneself) as judge in a particular case broadly : to remove (oneself) from participation to avoid a conflict of interest.
Earlier this week, SKP filed an application for His Honour Judge Newhook to recuse himself from SKP’s rehearing application.
This decision was one that came after long and careful consideration, but in the end SKP felt that the only way it is able to get a fair hearing and for natural justice is for its Rehearing application to be heard by another judge. The main ground for SKP’s Recusal Application is that the a fair minded observer would reasonably apprehend that His Honour may not be able to bring an impartial mind to the resolution of SKP’s Rehearing application - for various reasons as identified in the Recusal Application and supporting affidavit of Thomas Greve.
His Honour has listed the Recusal Application for hearing on Tuesday, 17 September 2019.