Magistrates’ Association staff

The national office has a staff complement of ten full-time and three part-time employees who are based at the Association’s freehold premises in London W1. Staff assist members in their duties and respond to work generated by the Association’s Council, Standing Committees and Honorary Officers. Every day the office handles letters, telephone calls and emails from members, government departments and other key players in the criminal justice system, associated organisations, students and the general public.

Staff Members

* part-time

Chris Brace, Chief Executive

CHRIS BRACE JP
Chief Executive

As head of staff, the chief executive has overall responsibility for the management of the organisation and finances. He supports and reports to the Board of Trustees and provides assistance to the national officers.

Direct line: 020 7255 9003
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: chris.brace@magistrates-association.org.uk

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Douglas Dowell

DOUGLAS DOWELL
Policy & Research Officer (Adult Courts)

Douglas supports the work of the Courts Management and Judicial Committees by researching, developing and implementing MA policies relating to all aspects of the work of the adult courts.

Direct line: 020 7255 9004
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: douglas.dowell@magistrates-association.org.uk

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Jo Easton

JO EASTON
Head of Policy & Research

Jo has overall responsbility for the direction, development and implementation of MA policies relating to the work of magistrates’ courts.         

Direct line: 020 7255 9004
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: jo.easton@magistrates-association.org.uk

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Ann Flintham
ANN FLINTHAM JP
Deputy Chief Executive

Ann has worked at the MA since 1994 and is a magistrate in outer London. She supports the senior management team, works with the MA Training Committee and is the editor of MAgistrate magazine. She also has overall responsibility for community engagement projects, the AGM, retired member events and answers many member and general public enquires.

Direct line: 020 7387 6099
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Mobile: 07812 038889
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: ann.flintham@magistrates-association.org.uk

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John Hayward
JOHN HAYWARD
Head of Membership

John is the strategic and operational lead on all membership activities. He has overall responsibility for membership activities, ensuring effective member recruitment, retention, communication, engagement and services.

Direct line: 020 7255 9006
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: john.hayward@magistrates-association.org.uk

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Dustin Hutchinson

DUSTIN HUTCHINSON
Policy & Research Officer (Youth and Family Courts)

Dustin supports the work of the Youth and Family Courts Committees by researching, developing and implementing MA policies relating to all aspects of the work of the youth and family courts.

Direct line: 020 7255 9009
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: dustin.hutchinson@magistrates-association.org.uk

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Rajen Hindocha
RAJEN HINDOCHA
Head of Finance

As well as looking after the financial side of the Association, Rajen provides budgeting advice to the Treasurer and Chief Executive, a contract management function, and low-level IT support to all staff.

Direct line: 020 7255 9002
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: rajen.hindocha@magistrates-association.org.uk

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Jason Hughes - Head of Communications
JASON HUGHES
Head of Communications

Jason has has overall responsibility for all internal and external communications, including media activity, the website and publications.

Direct line: 020 7255 9007
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: jason.hughes@magistrates-association.org.uk

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Melodie Hyams

MELODIE HYAMS
Communications Officer

Melodie has specific responsibility for: website development and updates; picture research for MAgistrate magazine; MA eNews; PowerPoint presentations; assisting with media and general enquiries.

Direct line: 020 7255 9008
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: melodie.hyams@magistrates-association.org.uk

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Alison Quinn

ALISON QUINN
Records Administrator

Contact Alison for queries relating to membership, change of address, subscription matters, Gift Aid donations, change of bank details etc.

Direct line (membership): 020 7388 5558
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: alison.quinn@magistrates-association.org.uk

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Andrew Muckle, Branch Officer
ANDREW MUCKLE

Branch Officer

Andrew’s role is to monitor, assist, advise and support the 60 local branches of the Magistrates’ Association, providing a link between them and the national office.

Direct line: 020 7255 9001
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: andrew.muckle@magistrates-association.org.uk

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Sandra Whitear

SANDRA WHITEAR
Office Administrator

Sandra has a frontline role at the MA, welcoming visitors, working directly with the Honorary Officers, Trustees and Committees and providing administrative support to staff.

Telephone number (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax: 020 7383 4020
Email: sandra.whitear@magistrates-association.org.uk

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Susan Williamson
SUSAN WILLIAMSON
Magistrates Communications Assistant

Susan provides assistance to the administration of the Magistrates in the Community project.

Direct line: 020 7255 9007
Telephone (main switchboard): 020 7387 2353
Fax (general): 020 7383 4020
Email: susan.williamson@magistrates-association.org.uk

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