Monday, October 17, 2016


My bench recently arranged its AGM at a nearby Crown Court, in accordance with the sensible policy of using HMCTS property assets whenever possible.

Unfortunately the IT that we use to display documents and suchlike proved to be incompatible with the Crown Court kit. Surprised? Me neither.


  1. I recently went to a meeting of retired magistrates, among whom was one who had only retired a few days earlier. She was explaining how the electronic system was supposed to work (but doesn't). It sounds a complete shambles. Although I was devastated to have to retire, nothing would make me go back to that mess.

  2. No-one thought to try it beforehand (it's called "testing")?

  3. Perhaps the several hundred million pounds being poured into IT isn't enough!


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