Island Life Magazine Ltd December 2008/January 2009 - Page 36

life OUT & ABOUT The Isle of Wight Legal Service Held once a year on the 3rd Monday of October judges and various representatives of the agencies involved in the administration of justice meet at the Crown Court. The procession is attended by the High Sheriff, who has a personal duty to protect the judiciary. Years ago this was an active role in remote parts of the country as judges sometimes needed protection. The Legal Procession After the service was held at St Thomas's there was a reception in the church, and everyone processed back to the court. The High Sheriff Alan Titchmarsh hosted a lunch at the Royal Yacht Squadron for the judiciary and members of her Majesty's Courts Service. And a small fact is that it has never rained on the procession. The Right Reverend Dr Kenneth Stevenson HH Judge Dixon Major General Martin White Lord Lieutenant Far Left Mr Justice Royce, Middle Mr Justice Owen, and right Mr Justice Coleridge - The Presiding Judges of the Western Circuit Lord Lieutenant Cadet 36 The Island's new funky radio station