Where can I find list of magistrates in UK?

Where can I find list of magistrates in UK?

Magistrates’ court lists in England and Wales will be published online for the first time, making it easier to access listing information. From today (1 September 2020), the public and legal professionals can view magistrates’ court listings online on Courtserve.

Can a magistrate decide if a case should go to Crown Court?

A defendant can insist on their right to trial in the Crown Court. Magistrates can also decide that a case is so serious that it should be dealt with in the Crown Court – which can impose tougher sentences if the defendant is found guilty. Indictable-only offences, such as murder, manslaughter, rape and robbery.

Why are magistrates court cases now published online?

Courtserve will provide an additional method for the public to find out where, when and how magistrates’ court cases are taking place, bringing magistrates’ courts in line with other jurisdictions. Open justice remains a fundamental principle of the courts and tribunals operation and this change supports transparency.

What happens if you are found guilty in a Magistrates Court?

The more serious offences are passed on to the Crown Court, either for sentencing after the defendant has been found guilty in a magistrates’ court, or for full trial with a judge and jury. Magistrates deal with three kinds of cases:

Who is magistrate in drug and Alcohol Court?

Hello, my name is Melissa Eggins and I work on the Drug and Alcohol Implementation Team in the Courts Innovation Program in the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. I’m speaking today with Magistrate Annette Hennessy.

How can I find out if youth case is taking place?

To find out whether youth or overnight cases are taking place, the public can contact the court directly. Single Justice Procedure lists are already published online. If a list for a specific court is not published, this might be because there are no sittings, you may, in that case, wish to contact the court to confirm.

Is the Magistrates Court in Colac closed on sitting days?

The court is closed between 1pm and 2pm on sitting days. On street parking only. Can I change my court date? The criminal jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court hears and determines all summary offences, some indictable offences and conducts committal hearings.

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