Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014


Six courts were running yesterday morning of which two were constituted by just two J.P.s.  Two of these courts had their afternoon sittings cancelled.  C`est la vie!

1 comment:

  1. That's nothing new in our LJA - regularly we have no-shows, so two will sit, to which there is no objection from the Crown or Defence, unless it is a trial, in which case another court has to be robbed of a Justice. With 250 magistrates on the books, Centralised Listing doesn't have an easy time getting the right number into the right place at the right time.