Nadel said the judgment brought into question the integrity, competence and capacity of Brauckmann.
“The judgment clearly demonstrates that the acting judge lacks knowledge on the basic principles of law and seriously impugns his knowledge of the legal system, the constitution and fundamental principles of law.”
Nadel said Brauckmann's judgment has compelled it to file additional comments to the JSC on his suitability for appointment to the bench.
“It is unimaginable that a person sitting as a judicial officer would not understand that it is a basic (tenet) of our law that parties should be afforded a hearing before adverse findings are made against them.
“In the judgment, honourable Brauckmann AJ dealt with the issue of permits for legal practitioners, arrived to findings of fact without hearing the practitioners and subsequently issued orders,” Nadel said.
It said Brauckmann's comments about validity or otherwise of the permits were not an issue before him nor any person had complained about permits.
“He never afforded the director of the (Legal Practice Council) an opportunity to confirm or deny the correctness of the permits.
“In other words, the honourable Brauckmann AJ decided to be a complainant, witness and a judge. This is not permissible nor a standard expected of a person seeking for appointment as a judicial officer,” Nadel said.