Date: 16 June 2021
A spokesperson for the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office said:
The Lord Chancellor and Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb DBE, on behalf of the Lord Chief Justice, have issued Christopher Bowles JP, of the Norfolk Bench, with formal advice after he was rude to a legal advisor during a retiring-room conversation. In reaching their decision, they considered Mr Bowles’ lengthy and unblemished record of service as a magistrate, and that he was willing to express his regrets to the legal advisor concerned.
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