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.

Friday, September 04, 2009

One For The Memoirs

I have recently finished a fascinating trial that is unfortunately impossible to blog, as it had enough unique features to make the case instantly recognisable. The prosecuting counsel was of a very high calibre, as the case was considered important enough by the prosecution to get in a top man, and to pay his hefty fees. All of the preparatory work was carefully done, and the thick folder of exhibits was carefully paginated and indexed. The defence case was desperately weak, and the two defendants were ill-advised to take things to trial in my view. Watch this space, and I may be able to tell you about it in a few years' time, or, as hinted above, I will save it for my explosive memoirs.