Watch what you tweet!

Lord Justice Goldring, the Senior Presiding Judge has warned Judge and Magistrates about disciplinary action that will arise should they continue to write about their jobs and cases on Twitter or personal blogs

Although blogging has not been prohibited, It has been made clear that blogs and Tweets by Judges and Magistrates must not identify themselves in any way as members of the judiciary.

This guidance applies to all holders of Judicial office in Courts and Tribunals. It has come into dispute amongst members of the Judiciary as more senior Judges are still permitted to give interviews and even publish books and articles.

Members of the Judiciary who have previously published such comments online have been asked to delete them.

This guidance is said to be made effective because if the Judge or Magistrate were ever identified in these anonymous comments it could damage public damage and their impartiality could be questioned.

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