Advantages and the disadvantages of magistrates and an additional name for district judges is stipendiary judges lay magistrates are not legally qualified. Lay magistrates advantages and disadvantages cost savings magistrates claim £500 per year compared to a salary in excess of £100,000 for a district judge.
Advantages and disadvantages of lay magistrates a lay magistrate is a volunteer worker from their community to help in their local court helping make the decis. Discuss the disadvantages of using lay magistrates to deal with criminal cases are magistrates, sometimes described as ''middle aged, middle class and middle minded' or paid judges from 'an even narrower background' the best people to deal with criminal cases. Magistrates quitting in 'considerable' numbers forty-seven magistrates courts falling crime rates and increase in number of full-time district judges also. Transcript of the role of judges and lay people in courts the roles of personnel in the courts general outcome:- (jps) like district judges.
Extracts from this document introduction a) explain how lay magistrates and district judges are selected and appointed lay magistrates are ordinary people who have no legal qualifications that serve on as part of a bench in the magistrate's court. Magistrates are volunteers who hear cases in courts in their community they can hear cases in the criminal court, the family court, or both each case is usually heard by 3 magistrates, including a magistrate who is trained to act as a chairperson. The term ‘lay people’ is used to instead it is likely to be either a district judge or a as with lay magistrates there are advantages and. Inferior judges are those judges who sit in courts below the level of the high court these consist of circuit judges who may sit in both the crown court and the county court.
Compare and contrast the role and function of judges, lawyers and lay people within the english courts & evaluate the effectiveness of lay personnel in the eng. English legal system ocr discuss some of the reasons for replacing lay magistrates: district judges have much more training and experience so should have a.
Extracts from this document introduction frances fish (a) distinguish between a lay magistrate and a district judge (magistrate's court) and describe how each is appointed. The courts of england and wales are now more categories of judges who will be eligible to hear family cases including lay magistrates, district judges.
The magistrate makes the decisions in a magistrate's court sometimes with the support of lay assessors magistrate magistrate or judge district courts. The aim of today's lesson is to assess the advantages and disadvantages of lay magistrates and evaluate whether replacing all lay magistrates with district judges. Panels should consist of three lay magistrates and one district judge - the lay magistrates should deal with issues of fact only.Download