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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 7th Feb 18, 3:38 PM
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    Ban Judge Rinder
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    • 7th Feb 18, 3:38 PM
    Ban Judge Rinder 7th Feb 18 at 3:38 PM
    This programme gives a totally false, and somewhat intimidating, impression of the small claims court.

    All the courtrooms I have been in comprise a table and chairs. around which both sides and the judge sit and thrash the matter out. A bit like a PATAS adjudication. .

    No flags, dock, lecterns, gowns, ushers, shouty Dancing Queens, just a shrivelled retired solicitor in a bad suit.

    Is it any wonder that the timid Timothys and doddering Delias who come here are so in awe of them
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 7th Feb 18, 3:44 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 3:44 PM
    but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, its tv , and bloody daytime tv at that
    Save a Rachael

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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 7th Feb 18, 3:49 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 3:49 PM
    But I go to bed at seven.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • StaffsSW
    • By StaffsSW 7th Feb 18, 4:22 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 4:22 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 4:22 PM
    Some combined court centres are like that though - I took one of my admin team to a hearing a while back, and told her it would just be like our MDs office, and nothing like the TV courtroom dramas.

    It was full on wood panelling, crests on the wall, red leather chairs and pews behind us. The DJ even quipped that it made him feel like a proper judge, as he usually feels like a headmaster overseeing a schoolboy squabble.

    Very impressive, slightly imposing, but somewhat overkill for a £180 parking ticket claim!

    Anyway - I like Judge Rinder - his "contestants" make me realise that my life isn't so bad after all.
    <--- Nothing to see here - move along --->
    • StaffsSW
    • By StaffsSW 7th Feb 18, 4:23 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 4:23 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 4:23 PM
    But I go to bed at seven.
    Originally posted by The Deep
    Is that when the nurses put you to bed....?!

    Are you turning into Moz?!

    Last edited by StaffsSW; 07-02-2018 at 4:38 PM.
    <--- Nothing to see here - move along --->
    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 7th Feb 18, 4:28 PM
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    but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, its tv , and bloody daytime tv at that
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    Yes I agree, but TD is probably right, some people believe Walford exists, and the huge city of Holby including it's international airport, two main hospitals, port, and seafront etc are real!
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 7th Feb 18, 5:17 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 5:17 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 5:17 PM
    It's just a British Judge Judy ....
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
    • sleepymans
    • By sleepymans 7th Feb 18, 5:20 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 5:20 PM
    I dislike the way he tries to milk the participant's emotions....embarrassing!
    Goddess
    • waamo
    • By waamo 7th Feb 18, 5:24 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 5:24 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 5:24 PM
    Crown Court was much better.
    This space for hire.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 7th Feb 18, 5:29 PM
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    Crown Court was much better.
    Originally posted by waamo
    the woodentops was better as well


    and that was daytime tv
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    • muleskinner
    • By muleskinner 7th Feb 18, 5:58 PM
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    I had one small claims hearing that was in a full-on massive wood-panelled room, judge behind lectern, that kind of thing. Claimant and Defendant in the 'gallery' below just like you see it on TV.

    Others were just round a table.

    I think it just depends what's on at the court and what space happens to be available.

    I was winding up my wife about the hearing we have coming up next week (she's Defendant and I'm lay rep) by saying there's going to be a jury and she should pack a toothbrush and pyjamas in case things don't go so well.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 7th Feb 18, 6:11 PM
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    I had one small claims hearing that was in a full-on massive wood-panelled room, judge behind lectern, that kind of thing. Claimant and Defendant in the 'gallery' below just like you see it on TV.

    Others were just round a table.

    I think it just depends what's on at the court and what space happens to be available.

    I was winding up my wife about the hearing we have coming up next week (she's Defendant and I'm lay rep) by saying there's going to be a jury and she should pack a toothbrush and pyjamas in case things don't go so well.
    Originally posted by muleskinner


    I think"pack a toothbrush" HAS been said by a judge in one case , however it was not to the defendant

    someone might recall it and link to it


    edit , link suplied

    http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=16231
    Last edited by pappa golf; 07-02-2018 at 6:48 PM.
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 7th Feb 18, 6:20 PM
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    I was winding up my wife about the hearing we have coming up next week (she's Defendant and I'm lay rep) by saying there's going to be a jury and she should pack a toothbrush and pyjamas in case things don't go so well.
    Originally posted by muleskinner
    HAHA ...... don't mention the stale bread and water will you
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 7th Feb 18, 6:24 PM
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    ahh , dont mention lunch at Greggs?
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 7th Feb 18, 6:27 PM
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    This programme gives a totally false, and somewhat intimidating, impression of the small claims court.

    All the courtrooms I have been in comprise a table and chairs. around which both sides and the judge sit and thrash the matter out. A bit like a PATAS adjudication. .

    No flags, dock, lecterns, gowns, ushers, shouty Dancing Queens, just a shrivelled retired solicitor in a bad suit.

    Is it any wonder that the timid Timothys and doddering Delias who come here are so in awe of them
    Originally posted by The Deep
    Rinder had a small horse in court today and was talking to him

    Guess it must be similar in the CC where a judge finds
    he is talking to donkeys about their claims
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    • Johnersh
    • By Johnersh 7th Feb 18, 6:28 PM
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    This programme gives a totally false, and somewhat intimidating, impression of the small claims court.
    Next you'll be complaining that Rob Rinder isn't even a real judge!

    In fairness, opinion IS divided in the profession - see here for example: https://www.legalcheek.com/2018/01/qc-launches-scathing-attack-on-judge-rinder-for-denigrating-the-law/ but most agree it's harmless fun...

    When the credits roll at the start, you'll also see the disclaimer that it's not a Court at all and that the parties have agreed to mediate the settlement. There's a lot to be said for reading small print...

    And on a final point. Only auctioneers use gavels. The Courts really don't...
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 7th Feb 18, 6:31 PM
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    I think"pack a toothbrush" HAS been said by a judge in one case , however it was not to the defendant

    someone might recall it and link to it
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=16231)

    Yes I agree, but TD is probably right, some people believe Walford exists, and the huge city of Holby including it's international airport, two main hospitals, port, and seafront etc are real!
    Originally posted by fisherjim
    Or Corrie’s Weatherfield A&E, High Dependency and Infirmary, the Weatherfield Gazette, Weatherfield FC, Weatherfield Crown Court, Weatherfield Prison ........ need I go on? We’ve yet to see a Weatherfield ANPR car park infested by one of our favourites - but there’s still a few months left until Sir Greg Knight kills them off!
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    • waamo
    • By waamo 7th Feb 18, 6:36 PM
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    ITV pay out rather than the so called defendants. A cheeky pair found this out and successfully got £5000 over a made up case.
    This space for hire.
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