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Accessible legal tips, know-how and news for anyone with a complaint or legal issue from Stephen Gold, author of The Return of Breaking Law, the book

Friday 25 November 2016


You know how keen I am to get you judging. Just think of the joy in potting your next door neighbour. Actually, if you were sitting as a magistrate and someone came up known to you then you would have to sit back and take no part in the case or you would no longer be sitting as a magistrate.

So don't wait to be called up for jury service. Here is the latest information on which counties are recruiting or will soon be recruiting for new magistrates. Hants and the Isle of Wight from next Thursday; Surrey and Sussex from 9 January 2017; and currently, Kent, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire and Suffolk. More info on www.gov.uk

And remember, don't tell them it's the next door neighbour you are after, but justice.