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.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Non-Industrial Inaction

My scheduled sitting on Thursday may well be (and was - ed) cancelled because of the Civil Service strike over pension rights. Let's see how it goes. The priority custody cases will probably be sent to a DJ-heavy court while trials and suchlike will be put off. I can cope, but knowing as I do the stress that even low-level cases impose on defendants witnesses and their families I suspect that a lot of nice ordinary people will be hurt.