Each case has a prosecutor, a defending barrister, The Clerk of the Court, three magistrates, and representatives of the Probation service or similar. Anyone can go into the court any morning of the week. (after having been searched) The Family court and juvenile courts do not allow this.
It was an eye opening morning, and everyone should spend at least one morning there to see how it is conducted.
Having worked hard absorbing everything that was going on around us we needed some lunch, and
moved on to County Hall, at the top of Week Street. After signing in, we climbed the stairs to the Restaurant where hot and cold meal are served. Rate payers are welcome any day, though if you are a group it is best to ring ahead with your order. Prices are moderate and there were no long queues.