Graham Farrell has led a varied career including tugboat sailor, custody officer for Merseyside Police and charity fundraiser. But it was in 1997 when he met his calling as a justice of the peace. He talks candidly about the position and how the role was originally setup over 600 years ago by the sovereign.
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Born in Liverpool in 1948, Graham Farrell has enjoyed a wide and varied career which has included being a tugboat sailor on the world famous River Mersey, a custody officer for Merseyside Police and a fundraiser for children with special needs. He is currently the Chief Executive of a charity which provides free legal advice for local communities in Liverpool. An honorary member of the ‘University of Life’, he attended Anfield Boys School in the early 1960’s and returned in 2008 to become an active Governor appointed by the local authority. He gives regular talks to pupils about citizenship and law and order.
Graham became a Justice of the Peace in 1997 and is now a Senior Magistrate serving the city of Liverpool. He regularly sits in the borough of Sefton and has on occasion sat in the higher court with Crown Court judges hearing appeals. The experience gained over 15 years has enabled Graham to provide a unique insight to the workings of law and order. He has delivered talks to a wide variety of audiences including the Women’s Institute, Geneva Business School and the New York Police Force amongst many others. Fact and humour are perfectly combined to keep audiences amused, informed and entertained.
Life on the Magistrates Bench.