The Hon. Mr. Justice Peter Jackson used emojis and uncomplicated English in a long family law judgment so that children and a mother can fully understand the decision.
According to a Legal Cheek
report, the case was about a British Muslim convert who reportedly tried to take four children to Syria, but was stopped in Istanbul Turkey.
Justice Jackson was explaining in the document to a 10-year-old and 12-year-old why they would only have limited contact with their father from now. The father is now serving an 18-year prison term for firearms offences.
The decision may be long but it and Justice Jackson are now being hailed as a champions of plain English.
According to a report from Metro
UK, the 6,555-word ruling is being considered for a Plain English Award by the Plain English Campaign.
Unfortunately for us, the decision’s online version does not contain the emojis.
A High Court judge may be the last person one would visualise when asked to picture a person who uses emojis in official documents, but one UK justice has earned praise after utilising the modern digital icons in one of his judgements.