Introduction to the Magistrates' Court Ebook

, Winston Gordon , Andy Wesson
Publication: Waterside Press
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FOURTH EDITION ‘This is an excellent book to get you started in the magistrates’ court no matter what your level of participation’: David Simpson (District Judge) The FOURTH EDITION of this popular work contains a basic explanation of the work of the magistrates’ court and an outline of jurisdiction, procedures, sentencing and other powers – plus proposals for reform. Contains a Glossary of Words, Phrases and Abbreviations ‘The Language of the System’. ‘An ideal introduction’ Law Society Gazette (First edition). Other editions received excellent reviews, including from The Magistrate and Victim Support etc. 1. Outline of the System 2. Magistrates’, Chief Executives and Justices’ Clerks 3. Powers, Procedures, Fairness and Human Rights 4. Criminal Cases and Evidence 5. Sentencing 6. The Youth Court and Youth Offending Teams 7. The Family Proceedings Court and CAFCASS 8. Licensing Matters 9. Some Common Procedures (including e.g. Bail, disqualification and endorsement, protection from harassment, anti-social behaviour orders and general emergencies) 10. Law, Lawyers and State Funded Legal Representation 11. Appeals 12. A Quality Service- including a note on the Auld report. This book also contains an extensive Glossary of Words, Phrases and Abbreviations – which sets out ‘The language of the System’ – and serves to open up the world of the magistrates’ courts to newcomers. As such it is essential reading for anyone unfamiliar with magistrates’ courts, joining the magistracy or, e.g. completing a project on those courts.

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Introduction to the Magistrates' Court