• The Secret Magistrate
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.

About the author:

The Secret Magistrate is an inner-city magistrate who has sat on the bench for several years, and who has strong views on the role of magistrates within the Criminal Justice System. All names have been changed to protect both the innocent and the guilty.

The Secret Magistrate will be donating all their royalties to charity.


Bibliographic data:

  • ISBN: 9781838099008
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Hawksmoor Publishing
  • Release date: 9th October 2020

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