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, September 01, 2010


The Ministry of Justice has a website called You Be The Judge that takes the reader through the decision-making processes used in court. I am very pleased to see it; my original motive in setting us this blog was to try to give people some idea of how the summary courts work. I haven't got the time or the resources to set up anything like the MoJ's effort, so it's a welcome contribution to people's understanding of courts and their work.