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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Monday, 24 July 2017


All you need to know about court closures.

1 comment:

  1. The issue I've always had with these closures is that by making the courts further away from the population is that defendants, and witnesses are less likely to attend.

    When they closed Ludlow court, we assessed how long it would take to attend the next "local" court which was Telford, and what time you had to leave in order to arrive for 10am solely by public transport. The answer was the night before....

    In the "Interests of Justice"! Don't make me laugh!