How to apply

Become a member of the Magistrates' Association

Complete the application form and press SUBMIT to apply for membership of the Magistrates' Association. We will contact you to arrange payment. New members will be sent a new member pack within two weeks of receipt of their application.


Current minimum annual donation rates

Sitting member *

Retired Member

Associate *







For agency and overseas donors please call membership on 020 7388 5558.

We accept donations by direct debit, cheque, postal order or internet/telephone banking transfers. Donations are made on an annual basis on the anniversary of the month joined. Receipts are not sent unless requested.

Gift Aid Scheme

The Gift Aid Scheme means that we can claim tax back on your donation provided that you are a UK taxpayer. Please check the appropriate box in the application form either to enable us to reclaim tax or to notify us that you are not eligible to assist in this way.

Direct Debits

Members are urged to use the direct debit method: the member signs a direct debit form giving the Association authority to claim the donation direct from the member’s bank account; the form is returned to the Membership Department and sent to the member’s bank after recording the details. Donations are claimed at the beginning of the month due.

If you wish to set up a direct debit please contact the membership department on 020 7388 5558 and a form will be sent to you. Alternatively you can download a form by clicking here. Please remember though that it needs to be signed and returned by post; banks do not accept electronic/scanned signatures.

Cheque or Postal Order 

Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Magistrates Association’ and be sent to: 28 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6DD. If you are an existing member, please make sure your membership number is written on the reverse of the cheque.

Internet/Telephone Banking Transfer

You can make bank transfers via online or telephone banking but you must make sure your membership number is given as a reference for the transaction or we will be unable to correctly credit your donation to your record. For further details of this method of donating please contact the membership department on 020 7388 5558.