The principal role of a High Sheriff is to support the Judiciary. To that end I spent time today in Guildford Magistrates Courts at the invitation of Jane Macaulay the Chairman of the Bench. We sat in the public gallery to watch proceedings of three cases in one of the courts. I came away with a much better understanding of the role  of magistrates in promoting justice and dealing with all the complexities of the law and of the individuals before them. Magistrates are unpaid and deserve all our appreciation.