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Johanna Brückner-Hofmann: life as a German judge

Ed Conlon, London

After 25 years on the judiciary, ruling on blockbuster cases including Apple v Samsung, the judge gives insight into the demands of her part-time role – and how she feels when overturned on appeal

Germanjudgemain“Most part-time judges are mothers and have great organising talents anyway,” says Johanna Brückner-Hofmann, of the Düsseldorf District Court (Landgericht) in Germany, on how she copes with the demands of her role. 

While it may sound unusual to non-German...

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