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.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

GCSE Logic Paper 2006

Question 14:

The Legal Aid budget is grossly overspent. Most of the overspend has gone on the few Very High Cost Cases that soak up about half of the total expenditure on Legal Aid.

As a result, the Department of Constitutional Affairs has to save 8% right across its budget. Because of the overspend on a few complex cases in the highest courts, other courts across the land face a freeze on recruitment, an end to all but critical maintenance of plant and buildings, and a deterioration in service to the public.

Describe the logic of this decision on no more than one side of A4.

Use of the words "outrageous" "Stupid" "unjust" and "Bastards" will be penalised.