Lord Chancellor chides Thorpe LJ over driving ban By Margaret Taylor 13 January 2012 11:32 17 December 2015 13:55 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Scep Tick 13 January 2012 at 13:20 “Thorpe LJ was originally handed a six-month ban after racking up 12 points in 18 months, but this was reduced last August to eight weeks because he ran a farm in Wiltshire.” I thought he was a judge? Are we now in a position where dilettante farmers with the wealth to hire a driver or someone to look after their weekend hobbies are near immune to traffic laws? Reply Link Brian 13 January 2012 at 14:51 What if someone was on the way to court for a civil appeal before Judge LCJ? Any chance they’d escape censure because they had to get to court? Or would he likely get told he had to be better organised in future? It is not as if the cattle needing food is anything unusual, so why was the judge not simply told to buy a diary and given the same penalty everyone else would have received … Reply Link Justice 15 January 2012 at 19:36 I am sure there are a few non white, young, non farming, law abiding citizens out there who can fill the “small” space that would be left in the Judiciary if farmer thorpe was sacked as he should be Reply Link Debbie Spencer 16 January 2012 at 21:03 But he still has his job! He is still allowed to pass judgement on other people! What is wrong with this country? I may not be the most intelligent of people but even I can see that there is no common sense or logic to any of this. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.