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Mr Justice Tugendhat has just been appointed as Judge in Charge of the Queen’s Bench Jury and Non-Jury Lists, replacing the much maligned Mr Justice Eady. Tugendhat is generally viewed as more friendly to the media. While it’s unlikely that there’ll be radical change (after all, we’re still stuck with English libel law) Tugs (as he’s affectionately known) is considered to have a more thoughtful and balanced approach. He also studied in the States, which means that he’s likely to bring a more global perspective — which is very much needed.