Judges names and court area

John Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Justice

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The request was refused by Ministry of Justice.

Dear Sir or Madam,

1. While in court and a trial is commencing, does a judge have to tell the defendant what their name is when asked?

2. While in court and a hearing is commencing, does a magistrate have to tell the defendant what their name is when asked?

3. With regard to question 2, is this also the case where a council (local authority) has hired a court to get an order for council tax payment?

4. In what area of a court room does one have to be to be in attendance whether before a judge or a magistrate?

Yours faithfully,

John Smith

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Customer Services \(CSHQ\),

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your email which has been passed to this Unit for reply.

Unfortunately I am unable to comment on any case that has gone before
the courts. I am sorry that I cannot assist you with your enquiry.

Yours faithfully

Miss Angela Lue-Taim
Caseworker

Customer Services Division|Her Majesty's Court Service|Operations and
Performance Directorate-Supporting our people, courts & processes

Customer Service Unit
1st Floor, Zone C
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ

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Dear Miss Angela Lue-Taim,

I can only assume that my request has not been read correctly because nowhere in it do I ask about "any case that has gone before the courts", to quote you. They are obviously general questions not specific to any case.

Kindly give the information I have requested as you are bound by law to do.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

Customer Services \(CSHQ\),

Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for your email.

I am unable to assist you with your enquiry.

Yours sincerely

Miss Angela Lue-Taim
Caseworker

Customer Services Division|Her Majesty's Court Service|Operations and
Performance Directorate-Supporting our people, courts & processes

Customer Service Unit
1st Floor, Zone C
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ

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Ms Chadwick (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

Ministry of Justice or should it be In-Justice or Just-Us?

John Smith left an annotation ()

This is truly unbelievable.

Veronica Chapman left an annotation ()

What, precisely, do they have to hide? There is obviously something 'big', when such simple Yes/No questions are asked, and those are the responses.

I notice they are in Petty France, which is appropriate, since no-one could supply responses that were more petty.

Dear Miss Angela Lue-Taim,

If you are unable to assist with such simple questions, why are you dealing with my request?

If the request has been sent to the wrong department, kindly either pass it to the correct department or to someone that can help me as is required.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

Veronica Chapman left an annotation ()

Perhaps these answers involve Rocket Science.

There sir/Madam

I am finding that the caseworker Miss Angela Lue-Taim is either refusing to answer my simple request or is unable to and is now ignoring me.

In her first reply she states that:

“Unfortunately I am unable to comment on any case that has gone before the courts. I am sorry that I cannot assist you with your enquiry”

I cannot how from the request I have made she could assume that she is being asked to comment on a case that has gone before a court.

She continues to insist:

“I am unable to assist you with your enquiry”

And will not even guide me as to who can or could.

I have now requested this internal review as the legal time limit has passed.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

Customer Services \(CSHQ\),

Dear Mr Smith

There is nothing further that I can add to the previous email that I
sent to you.

Yours faithfully

Miss Angela Lue-Taim
Caseworker

Customer Services Division|Her Majesty's Court Service|Operations and
Performance Directorate-Supporting our people, courts & processes

Customer Service Unit
1st Floor, Zone C
102 Petty France
London
SW1H 9AJ

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John Smith left an annotation ()

Clearly they are refusing to give the information and do not want to say why. What a useless right we have when they can simply ignore the law.

Betty Swollocks left an annotation ()

I think you are all missing something here ! You already know the answers to your questions I am sure!! It is important to realise that all these 'employees' of the so-called-ministeries are in fact just that..... employees. They have no idea what you are asking or how to answer them. Why would the system put in place people who will give the game away..........I am wondering if any of the very senior people in cahrge of these depts.....are Freemasons !!???

David Hill left an annotation ()

How extraordinary!