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 24, 2010


I had an email from S today including this:-
Last week I was informed by the Advisory Committee of my county that my name is being forwarded to the Lord Chancellor for appointment.
That is far from the first such email that I have received,and it gives me enormous pleasure to hear that the blog has, at least to some extent, hit its target of lifting some of the veil of mystery and incomprehension that has plagued the Magistrates' Courts for too long. Welcome aboard, S. It's hard work at times, but boy, is it rewarding!