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The Secret Magistrate Anonymous

The Secret Magistrate By Anonymous

The Secret Magistrate by Anonymous


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Summary

A year in the life of an inner-city magistrate - shining a light on their hitherto arcane world, the cases they deal with, and the issues and dilemmas of courtroom life.

The Secret Magistrate Summary

The Secret Magistrate by Anonymous

Every criminal case starts in a magistrates' court, and most end there. Last year, the 14,000 magistrates of England & Wales dealt with almost 1.4 million cases. But, what exactly does a magistrate do, who are they, and how are they recruited and trained? Are they out-of-touch and unrepresentative, or still fit for purpose with a role to play in today's increasingly sophisticated and complex judicial system? The Secret Magistrate takes the reader on an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes tour of a year in the life of an inner-city magistrate. Chapters cover a variety of cases including the disqualified driver who drove away from court, the Sunbed Pervert, and Fifi the Attack Chihuahua. Foreword by Malcolm Richardson OBE | Chair, Magistrates Association, 2015-17. All royalties due to The Secret Magistrate from sales of this book will go to charity.

The Secret Magistrate Reviews

"... an open and honest account of life on the bench ... A skilled raconteur, The Secret Magistrate relives nuggets from his inbuilt case archive in an entertaining and informative way ... an insight into the difficult decisions faced by colleagues on the bench every day ...clearly written and his thought freely expressed. Legal jargon has been avoided ... can be easily understood by someone unfamiliar with the workings of the court ...The book is very well researched, containing a broad selection of the latest statistics from the Criminal justice System. It is also full of fresh content, including The Secret Magistrate's views on the impact of coronavirus on the Magistrates' Court ... an absolute pleasure to read ... I thoroughly recommend it." Magistrates' Blog, August 2020

Table of Contents

FOREWORD INTRODUCTION 1 | YOU F***ER 2 | ON REMAND 3 | TRAFFIC COURT 4 | TAKING THE CHAIR 5 | ON TRIAL 6 | KEEPING UP STANDARDS 7 | MAKING THE GRADE 8 | MIND THE GAP 9 | SERVING THE COMMUNITY 10 | KEEPING A STRAIGHT LINE 11 | A WASTED DAY 12 | PART HEARD 13 | ON THE WING 14 | OBSERVING COURT 15 | THE CIRCLE OF LIFE 16 | TRIAL AND ERROR 17 | MAKING THE GRADE 18 | FAREWELL FOR NOW 19 | THE VERDICT GLOSSARY BIBLIOGRAPHY

Additional information

NGR9781838099008
9781838099008
183809900X
The Secret Magistrate by Anonymous
New
Paperback
Hawksmoor Publishing
2020-10-09
336
N/A
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