His Honour, Judge Daniel Pearce-Higgins QC, the Honourable Recorder of Herefordshire, invited us to sit with him to hear a case. We were also there for some hearings on legal matters.
Although it is unlikely that Hereford will have a visiting judge during this year of Shrieval office, it is part of the role of the Sheriff to understand all types of justice dispensed in the County. It is alarming that some much is now being done outside the County. As it was, the case did not involve people from within Herefordshire but had been allocated to the Hereford Court for administrative reasons. Whether this is desirable is moot.