FTT Judge refuses leave to appeal
Is there anything to say that the FTT Judge who dismissed an appeal should not consider the application for leave to appeal in the same case?
No - the exact opposite is true. Where the case is heard by a salaried judge, they should deal with any post hearing applications themselves.
A Judge ought to be capable of retaining sufficient objectivity to accept that there may be an argument they are wrong, even if they don’t agree with that argument.
Yes, I wondered if that may be the case. Makes sense.