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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Balancing Act

Judge David Fletcher, who resides at the North Liverpool 'Community Justice Centre' got a gong in the New Year Honours. He is an unusual judicial creature, who morphs at will from a District Judge to a Circuit Judge. I suspect that one of his greatest achievements is to be a 'community' judge in an area that includes the Liverpool and Everton grounds. I heard him speak once, and he said that he receives frequent invitations to sit in the Directors' Box at both grounds, and sometimes accepts, but has to be, shall we say, diplomatic as to his preferences.