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.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I am a busy boy at the moment: apart from family commitments I keep on picking up sittings that nobody else is willing or able to do - a consequence of my being, as they say in the stats, 'economically inactive' (come to think of it I am also a NEET).
This blog has moved on from its origins, and the comments are widely read, as well as serving to enlighten me. Because I am busy there are a couple of topics that I haven't had time to kick off:- the CRB culture and the concomitant death of the Rehabilitation of Offenders principles, and the widespread suspicion that District Judges are going to replace JPs, at least for the interesting stuff.
So just imagine I'm not here and I will try to rejoin the fray when I can.