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 team, who may or may not be JPs, but all of whom are interested in the Magistrates' Courts.

Monday, December 24, 2007

A Senior Judge's View

This article in The Times confirms much of what I have said here over recent months about the trend towards out-of-court disposals and the threat they pose to justice.
The full text of Lord Justice Leveson's speech is here.
The section headed 'Diversion' is particularly important.