Welcome to the Magistrates’ Association

The independent voice of the magistracy

We support magistrates who want to keep their skills up to date and want the magistracy’s voice to be heard.

With the majority of magistrates as members, we are the only independent organisation in England and Wales advocating on behalf of the magistracy. We are fully governed and funded by our members.

We support local and national networking, provide free training and guidance and represent the magistracy at the highest levels of government.

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Read our briefings, press notices and responses


Malcolm Richardson, Deputy ChairmanDeputy Chairman stresses “the best interest of the children” in family court – 23 October 2014
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Louise Bryant JP (Chairman, Central Kent Bench) presents retiring Peter Blackwell JP DL with a certificate for his long serviceSharing 43 years of experience as a magistrate – 21 October 2014
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Sentencing CouncilMagistrate member of the Sentencing Council wanted – 14 October 2014
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Richard Monkhouse - MA ChairmanMA chairman shares views in Times interview – 9 October 2014
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