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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Anthony Edward Gray, 68, of Bryn Hafod, Wrexham, appeared before North-East Wales Magistrates court at Mold accused of the common assault by beating of Lynsey Jane Griffiths in Caia Park, Wrexham, on March 3 this year.
In his quest to broaden access to justice for all, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha will officially launch the newly built Plettenberg Bay Magistrates Court in New Horizons township on Thursday, 02 May 2019.
"A 50-year-old man has been charged with common assault and bailed to appear at Llanelli Magistrates Court on Thursday, December 28," said a force spokeswoman.
The magistrates court had earlier ruled against extraditing Nizar Hamadah to French authorities to face charges of committing murders connected with terror groups that took place in Paris 34 years ago, on the grounds of a lack of the conditions for the extradition after over three decades.
Alcohol was seized 2,614 times in that 30-month period, on the vast majority of occasions at Cardiff Magistrates Court.
According to a Ministry of Justice consultation paper for the 'proposal on the provision of court and tribunal services in the Midlands region,' Solihull Magistrates Court is no longer used due to 'a drop in workload and utilisation.' It is now proposed that Solihull Magistrates' Court formally close and the workload remains at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.
Ian Austin (Lab Dudley North) presented a petition to the Commons signed by 2,000 people opposing plans to transfer criminal cases from Dudley Magistrates Court to criminal courts in Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Walsall.
In an email from the courts service's head of crime for the North West, Paul McGladrigan, staff were told: "I am pleased to tell you we have received approval from the MoJ to consider the possibility of establishing a single centre for crime within the city and based at the existing Crown Court QEII." He added: "There is considerable work to do to confirm whether the proposal is feasible and, to that end, we are to begin developing a business case for the project." Mr McGladrigan told employees the plans would see 16 crown courts and 14 magistrates courts all being housed in the Derby Square building.
Yesterday the Department of Justice confirmed Magistrates Court fees would be pounds 15,433.
LANGBAURGH East Magistrates Court at Guisborough has suffered a blow as supporters continue to fight for its future.
The new system will also reportedly allow one magistrates court to transfer case information electronically to other courts or agencies in a secure manner.