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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The Government has received a review of the Magistrates Court, commissioned by the Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin to improve efficiency and overall performance within the Court.
A breakdown of the figures, which relate to Cardiff's crown and magistrates courts, the law courts in Merthyr Tydfil and magistrates in Bridgend, Caerphilly and Pontypridd, illustrates which items staff confiscated most often.
Cases which get sent from the magistrates court to the crown court for sentencing can obviously be processed a lot quicker and a lot more effectively.
UNDER REVIEW: Dale Street magistrates court may move to crown court, left
Batley and Dewsbury Magistrates Court is to shut in March next year together with courts in Bingley and Pontefract.
But Sir Alan, chairman of the influential Commons justice committee, challenged those claims in the Commons, where he asked: "What steps are ministers taking to ensure that savings do not simply become higher costs for other departments or other parts of their own department, whether in the context of magistrates court closures, which adds to police costs, or changes in the legal aid system that generate demand for expenditure elsewhere?
The Magistrates Courts will be running several mock courts and fire crews will stage fire and rescue demonstrations.
The total of 36 magistrates courts will be eight more than are currently available and the four renovated Crown Court rooms will add to the 12 at the Queen Elizabeth II building.
In the next two weeks it will be extended to the magistrates courts in Newry, Armagh and Banbridge and will cover all magistrates courts by next year.
gt; COMMENT PAGE 16 COURTS WHICH WILL CLOSE Aberdare County Court Abertillery Magistrates' Court Ammanford Magistrates' Court Barry Magistrates' Court Chepstow County and Magistrates Courts Aberdare Magistrates' Court Cardigan Magistrates' Court Denbigh Magistrates' Court Flint Magistrates' Court Llandovery Magistrates' Court Llangefni Magistrates' Court Llwynypia Magistrates' Court Pontypool County Court Pwllheli Magistrates' Court Rhyl County Court COURTS THAT WILL STAY OPEN: Abergavenny Magistrates' Court Llangefni County Court
Schools, colleges and community groups across the borough are being encouraged to find out the role of magistrates courts.
Lord Falconer of Thoroton will detail the number of Crown and magistrates courts which he wants to have video links and facilities which keep victims and witnesses separate from defendants.