Magistrates' Court


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Magistrates' Court

the lowest level of criminal court in England and Wales which has some civil jurisdiction in family and licensing matters.
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Shadow Attorney General Bill Cash (Con, Stone) warned that further closures of magistrates' courts were expected and claimed that one in three civil courts were also under threat of being downgraded.
He said: "The Magistrates' Court Committee will make certain that appropriate action is taken to ensure that the courts in Lancashire are not disrupted.
Michael Davies, strategy and information officer for Warwickshire Magistrates' Court, said: "After the incident in Slough the government set up a task force on security to find out what needed to be done.
I am sure that I am not disqualifiedand do not remember being banned by the Magistrates' Court.
Sunderland Magistrates' Court ( One threat with a weapon.
I will be discussing some proposals with the service, which I hope will enable them to agree to retain a magistrates' court facility in the town.
Workload appears to be increasing, and I am also aware that Newcastle is already earmarked for absorbing the workload of Gosforth Magistrates' Court, so there may be issues around capacity.
Barry is Wales' biggest town and a significant amount of money has been spent on refurbishing the magistrates' court in recent years.
I was 17 years old and I left school on Friday and started at West Bromwich Magistrates' Court on the Monday," he said.
And a Sefton Magistrates' Court acting deputy district justices' clerk, Jane Wignall, was awarded the Community Engagement Individual prize.
Magistrate Richard Wilson remanded him in custody to appear via video link at Antrim Magistrates' Court on May 26.
Mr Straw told MPs he had asked the Chief Inspector of Courts Administration to work with the Chief Inspectors for the Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service to conduct a "thorough inspection" of warrant processes over the recording of outcomes of cases, principally between 1997 and 2003, at Leeds Magistrates' Court.