Court closures and toe-rags

Much discussion at chambers tea today about the new coalition government’s consultation document on which courts they intend to close.
“I’m glad to see Ilford’s on the list,” said OldSmoothie. “There’s never a good way of getting to that court and then even when you arrive, well…”
Knowing looks were shared and then BusyBody added rather guiltily: “I hate to admit it, but I’m glad to see Harlow’s on the list as well. I remember someone once called it the armpit of the world and I’m afraid that even that description does armpits an injustice.”
“I hope they’re not thinking of merging more magistrates courts with county courts,” said HeadofChambers. “I really can’t stand having to pass the time of day hanging around with trouble-making toe-rags,” said HeadofChambers.
“I hardly think that’s accurate,” said BusyBody looking theatrically around the room before adding, “given how much time you spend at your gentlemen’s club.”

June 23, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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