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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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Forthcoming Attractions

The word on the grapevine is that with the World Cup coming up this summer magistrates across the country will have to consider applications for Football Banning Orders. These are draconian Orders that severely restrict the freedom of the individual, and they must be considered with great care and after due legal advice. I have only ever done one of these before now (Chelsea supporters, since you ask) so I hope that one or two come my way. Interesting stuff, a bit out of the ordinary, and a few nice legal arguments.

Bring them on!