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, April 19, 2006

Welcome Aboard

Today's Times carries an article by Alice Miles pouring scorn on the stupid plan to allow relatives of murder victims to address the court. I had my five penn'orth here last year.
Sadly, I think that it's unstoppable. It says a lot about the Government's approach to the courts. Who would believe that there are so many lawyers in the Cabinet when they can impose this cruel and legally pointless circus on court and victims alike?