About Palm Tree Justice


I am a pupil barrister and a photographer. I have accumulated many photos over the course of five years in law school. This blog is my creative outlet.

‘Palm tree justice’ is an expression that refers to an arbitrary and unprincipled brand of justice characterised by the overly flexible application of legal principles. As Judge Weeks QC put it in Taylor v Dickens [1998], ‘one might as well forget the law of contract and issue every judge with a portable palm tree’.

I don’t propose that we forget the law of contract. That would be anathema. I do think, however, that it would be nice to have a portable palm tree under which to rest in times of legal strain.


Please direct any inquiries to: WJC.photographer [at] gmail [dot] com