High Wycombe County Court
The Law Courts, Easton St, High Wycombe, , HP11 1LR
High Wycombe County Court and Family Court Visit us: The Law Courts Ground Floor Easton Street High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP11 1LR Write to us: High Wycombe County Court and Family Court Hearing Centre The Law Courts Windsor Road Slough Berkshire SL1 2HE See more
High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court
The Law Courts, Easton St, High Wycombe, , HP11 1LR
Magistrates’ courts are an important part of the justice system in England and Wales and have a history that can be traced back over 600 years. Magistrates’ courts handle 95% of court cases in England and deal with trials mainly of a criminal nature. Cases heard in magistrates’ courts are dealt with in two ways. Either by: magistrates (or justices of the peace) district judges Magistrates usually sit in a panel of three, accompanied by a legally-qualified court clerk. Collectively they are known as a bench. These individuals are usually assigned to local justice areas; however they all follow the Magistrates’ Court Act 2003. The magistrates on a bench are unpaid, although they do receive some funding for expenses (due to loss of earnings or travel). The magistrate members of the bench are not usually legally qualified, which is why they have a legally-qualified court clerk to assist them. There are approximately 30,000 magistrates within England and Wales. District judges must have at least two years’ experience as a deputy district judge, along with seven years’ experience as a solicitor or/and barrister. The district judges deal with complex areas of law and sit on their own, as opposed to within a panel. See more
Wycombe and Beaconsfield Magistrates Court
Easton St, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1LT
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