The people who like this sort of thing, are going to like this.
There is a link here to a spreadsheet that includes all sorts of data about magistrates, who they are, their gender, age, ethnicity; there is enough to keep anyone who is interested supplied with data. There are a couple of people on my bench whom I could name but will not, who are probably well over halfway into their analyses as I type.
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.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
For Those Who Should Get Out More
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That's my weekend sorted out, thank you.ReplyDelete
I will not click the link...I will not click the link...I will not...oops!!ReplyDelete
But there are actually some interesting figures there not least of which is that there are 3000 fewer JPs now than in 2010...that's a lot to lose in 2 years and no doubt there are many and complex reasons, court closures and workloads being just 2.ReplyDelete
It is a lot to lose. Also, recruitment will be much more limited in future - (see speech to MA by Gross LJ). I see workload being managed further downwards and use of DJs increased. The latter are here to stay - (again Gross LJ's speech). I also see even more court closures in the big urban areas such as Greater Manchester.Delete
These figures might carry more authority if judiciary.gov.uk could spell Manchester...ReplyDelete
The cost of producing this is £ ????? Does anyone know ?ReplyDelete
My image of the (very) average magistrate is a middle class middle aged white person who likes the letters 'JP' after their name, with no great skill or expertise.ReplyDelete
This attachment doesn't really help improve that image does it?
I shall have more interest in the lay magistracy when it represents the outside world and has some degree of professionalism.
By the way, losing a considerable number of JP's doesn't seem to have stopped the world from turning.