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 ten years whilst I was active I retain it now only as a literary device no longer actually using the term JP for any other purpose whatsoever.

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Thursday, 16 April 2015


As I`m off to warmer climes tomorrow I hadn`t intended posting today but having been an arch critic of interpretation services at magistrates` courts I thought it appropriate to pass on the latest statistics from the MOJ on the efficiency or otherwise of said services.  So for those statistically minded all the evidence is here.

All being well I hope to return here in a couple of weeks with more observations excessive amounts of Chianti and lasagne permitting.


  1. Keep writing, it is beautiful. You have the talent.

  2. Do you have any information on the legal steps of filing a CCj , or what due process a judgement should have gone through.
    Is a rubber stamp seal legal ?
    Or does it legally need a raised embossed court seal to be valid.
    what if the statement of truth is missing, Or a court fee has not been paid,
    are these then not valid , void