Lawyers at Gloucester County Court have toilet privileges withdrawn over ‘continued misuse’

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Taking the piss


Management at Gloucester and Cheltenham County Court and Family Court have been forced to close the toilets in their advocates’ lounge — due to what they describe in an official notice as “continued misuse”.

A sign (pictured above) has appeared recently on the toilet door informing lawyers that they can no longer be trusted to use the facilities.

The notice — from the court’s delivery manager, Mrs L. Overbury — directs lawyers to use the public toilets in the court’s foyer from now on.

A crafty cigarette, a financially-strapped pupil using it as a bedsit, or even a dirty protest over impending legal aid cuts, Legal Cheek can only speculate as to what “continued misuse” refers to…