Mr Justice Holgate has published a judgment spelling out the effect on the judge of long and confused written arguments. He focused on the extra time the judge must spend on pre-reading, hearing the case, and writing the judgment. The impact on the writer appears later in the judgment: “I do not see any merit in the other grounds. The arguments advanced in support are confused and ultimately misconceived.”

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v DEFRA [2017] EWHC 2259 (Admin), 8 September 2017, paragraphs 11 and 75

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