Magistrates

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What is the role of a magistrate?
hear evidence, give verdict and sentence
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What kind of crimes do they hear and how long can they sentence?
summary and either way offences. Can give 6 months or 12 months if there is 2 or more offences
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What Act specifies the qualifications?
Justices of the Peac Act 1979
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Age range
18-65
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Reasons for ineligibility/disqualification
serious criminal convictions, bankruptcy, member of armed forces or MP, police officer/traffic warden/special constable or anyone close to the above
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Personal Qualities needed
Good character, good communication, commitment, sound temperament, sound judgement and social awareness
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Judical Qualities needed
Work as a team, assimilate facts, reasoning, reasoning of others
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Who appoints the magistrates?
Lord Chief Justice
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How do people get to the interview stage?
They can be reccommended by local organisations or political parties or they can apply via the website- advertisements are put in various places
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Who interviews and advises on who to appoint?
Local Advisory Committee
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At what age do they retire?
Usually, after 65 they no longer sit on the bench. But official retirement is at 70
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Which section on which Act gives the power to the Lord Chancellor to remove magistrate?
S11 of the Courts Act 2003
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For what reasons can a magistrate be removed?
incapacity, misbehaviour (crime), persistent failure to meet standard of competence, declining or neglecting to take a proper part in the job
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Who is training supervised by?
Magistrates Committee of Judicial Studies Board
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What is the training called?
MNTI2-
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What are the 4 areas of competence?
Managing yourself, working as a team, making judicial decisions, managing judicial decisions
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