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.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Unhappy Families

I do not sit in the Family Proceedings Court, but I do admire my colleagues who take it on. This speech by a senior and respected Judge is one of the most outspoken that I have ever seen from such a high-up member of the Judiciary. It makes sobering reading, because whether we take part in the system or not, we are all affected by the stability or lack thereof in families.