The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


This High Court Judge appears to have let his sense of humour run away with him. Judicial humour is a minefield, and the only safe policy is 'don't' (although I have thus far got away with my feeble efforts). His Lordship's remarks would, if he were a mere magistrate, certainly qualify him for an interview with the Bench Chairman and the Clerk, who would probably, if he were a first offender, offer him certain advice.