Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Southend Magistrates Court in the Papers

The Guardian has today published an article on one of my local Magistrates Courts.

I was not at Court on Monday so I cannot take the credit for any of the defence representations.

Magistrates Courts lists are sometimes full of what appear to be relatively mundane cases. Each case has it's own story which is very important to all parties involved in the case - that being the defendant, the victim and those who represent those individuals. Each case would have been a battle that was hard fought on either side.

What is described in the article is "bread and butter" work and represents what defence solicitors and prosecutors do day in and day out in Magistrates Courts up and down the country.


Barry O'Connell said...

Why won't the met execute a warrant with bail?

Gavin said...

I have no idea what you are talking about.

Anonymous said...

Because they believe that upon arrest and then subsequent release on bail that he will simply not turn up for court again (meaning they have wasted their time)