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Do judges get penalised when their decisions are quashed by a higher court?

In New Zealand, court decisions are fairly often taken to a higher court and got quashed / overturned. When this happens, the higher court judge would typically rule that the previous judge "erred" in ...
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If a judge constructs arguments for the prosecution in judgment is that grounds for appeal?

I recently read a judgment in which the judge constructed arguments that normally one would have expected the prosecution to make. In fact, the defense in the case argued that the prosecutor failed to ...
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Can a judges decision to allow a matter to trial be appealed immediately, or only after the trial?

If a defendant feels that a judge improperly allowed a matter to go to trial, can it be appealed immediately, or does the defendant have to wait until the trial is over? For example, let's imagine ...
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Can I appeal to the court against an arbitration?

If I have a dispute and arbitration is suggested, I have a number of questions: Can I be compelled to arbitrate? If I don't think the tribunal has jurisdiction, what can I do? If I disagree with the ...
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Can judges be compelled to justify themselves?

As noted here: Sometimes a judge simply enters a verdict with no real substantive explanation whatsoever, despite the fact that a judge is supposed to write an opinion making the findings of ...