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  • Practicalities of being a magistrate
  • Wider justice system

Magistrates’ Association in the news: December 2023

A round-up of our recent media coverage.
  • Diversity, disparity and inclusion
  • Practicalities of being a magistrate

Magistrates’ Association in the news: September 2023

A round-up of our recent media coverage.
  • Diversity, disparity and inclusion
  • Wider justice system

Magistrates’ Association in the news: June 2023

A round-up of our recent media coverage.
  • Diversity, disparity and inclusion
  • Wider justice system

Magistrates’ Association in the news: March 2023

A round-up of our recent media coverage.
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  • Practicalities of being a magistrate
  • Wider justice system

Magistrates’ Association in the news: November 2022

A round-up of our recent media coverage.
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  • Adult court matters

Commencement of increased sentencing powers covered widely by the media

We’re pleased that our views on this historic reform were featured by a wealth of print and online national, local and sector-specific publications.
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  • Practicalities of being a magistrate
  • Wider justice system

Personal experiences of being a magistrate shared with the media

Our members spoke to national and local broadcasters about being a magistrate.
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  • Practicalities of being a magistrate

Recruitment campaign launch elicits a flurry of media interest

We discuss the recently-launched national recruitment campaign, grow public understanding of the integral work of the magistracy, and debunk myths.
  • Practicalities of being a magistrate
  • Wider justice system

Young magistrates’ network chair appears in podcast

Following the government's recent launch of a campaign to recruit 4,000 new magistrates, Luke Rigg spoke to Reasons to be Cheerful (a podcast about ideas to fix the world) about what magistrates do and how to become one.
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  • Practicalities of being a magistrate
  • Wider justice system

Sentencing powers campaign win secures widespread media coverage

We were very pleased to have been invited by a wide range of outlets to discuss changes to magistrates’ sentencing powers that aim to ease the backlog in the crown court.
  • Practicalities of being a magistrate

Young magistrates’ network deputy chair appears in podcast

In the wake of the government's recent doubling of magistrates sentencing powers, Katherine Sirrell spoke to KidsLaw podcast about what magistrates do.
  • Practicalities of being a magistrate

New Magistrates’ Association paper makes a splash

Our research on the support employed magistrates require to overcome the difficulties they face volunteering stimulates much-needed conversations among politicians, the judiciary and the media.
  • Practicalities of being a magistrate

Magistrates’ Association in the news: 2021

A round-up of our 2021 media coverage.
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