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.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Welcome To The New Kid On The Judicial Block

Welcome to the newly sworn-in Justices of the Supreme Court, pinnacle of the courts' system, from a humble practitioner in the down-and dirty end of the judiciary. There are to be 12 Supreme Court Justices, each paid something north of £200,000 a year, in contrast to the 29.000-odd Justices of the Peace who don't get paid at all.
The new Justices have today taken the very same oath that my colleagues and I have taken. Good luck to them all, and I hope they have as much fun as I do. I bet they get nice biscuits.

just rubs it in.