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.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ruined (2)

Here is another personal and professional disaster as described in a Judge's sentencing remarks.

The criminality of this man's behaviour deserves no excuse, and the judge found none. On a personal note, however, this barrister must have gone through purgatory over many months or years as his world crumbled about him, being, as he was, expert in the criminal law.