Musings and Snippets from a recently retired JP. I served for 31 years, mostly in west London. I was Chairman of my Bench for some years, and a member of the National Bench Chairmen's Forum All cases are based on real ones, but anonymised and composited. All opinions are those of one or more individuals. JPs swear to enforce the law of the land, whether or not they approve of it. Nothing on here constitutes legal advice.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Yesterday's Telegraph carries a long piece about the latest law-and-order panic. At the top of the article is a large graphic of a gavel.
Sloppy work, lads. No court in England and Wales uses a gavel. No, not a one.