The Magistrate’s Blog: Contempt This one is worth flagging up, for those of my friends who are shocked and appalled at the actions of Wandsworth (and other councils) in their attempts to evict the families of those who are convicted in connection with the riots. Broadly speaking the message is this: don't worry, it isn't going to happen. The courts quite literally cannot allow it to happen. So: spread the word about that, because the only think this tactic is for is bullying and scaremongeriing, and that's easy to stop with information. But other than that, expend your energy on other matters, because this one's sorted.