The Magistrates Association is a national charity and the independent voice of the magistracy. Find out more about us and what we do
Find out about what we do, including influencing decision makers, supporting and training our members, promoting the magistracy, reacting to news stories, supporting our education programme Magistrates in the Community and conducting research.
Find out about how the MA has grown from a small group into the only independent voice of the magistracy today since being founded in 1920.
Meet the MA’s Board of Trustees, National Officers and staff members.
We are proud to operate under our Royal Charter granted in 1962 and updated in 2013. We are established and incorporated to promote the sound administration of the law, including, but not restricted to, educating and instructing magistrates and others in the law, the administration of justice, the treatment of offenders and the prevention of crime.
The Privy Council approved revised Bye-laws for the Magistrates Association on 12 February 2013.
MA Charter and Bye-laws