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.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Cheap at Twice the Price!

My Bench Chairman tells me that he was recently shown some figures about magistrates' expenses. We can claim travel and subsistence costs, and of course these vary between individuals. A rough calculation shows that over the more than 700 JPs in our area the average claim was £6.85 a week.