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.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Is It Me?

I was listening intently to a case today when a movement in the well of the court caught my eye. A black-clad long-legged and blonde haired lawyer of the female persuasion was brushing her hair. I was about to stop proceedings and rebuke her, but she spotted my disapproving expression and hastily stuffed the brush into her Louis Vuitton bag. Unprofessional? Or am I getting old?