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, July 13, 2011

Heavyweight Appointment

Sir Brian Leveson

Sir Brian, the Chairman of the Sentencing Council, has been named as the judge to head the News International enquiry. I met him a few times when he was Senior Presiding Judge, and I have heard him speak at a couple of meetings.

He is a hard-headed and tough minded judge, who has already stamped his mark on the Sentencing Council. Nevertheless, for all his ability, I suspect that someone will have to mind the store at the Sentencing Council while the judge is otherwise occupied.