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magistrates' court

n
(Law) (in England) a court of summary jurisdiction held before two or more justices of the peace or a stipendiary magistrate to deal with minor crimes, certain civil actions, and preliminary hearings
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Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Mr Shaw Kgathi informed Parliament that at Magistrates Courts, 13 222 cases were completed in 2015, 14 033 cases in 2016 and 15 536 cases in 2017.
In 2014 a replica firearm was seized by security personnel at Merthyr Law Courts, which houses both the crown and magistrates courts.
Newcastle Magistrates Courts' future is under the spotlight
In an email from the courts service's head of crime for the North West, Paul McGladrigan, staff were told: "I am pleased to tell you we have received approval from the MoJ to consider the possibility of establishing a single centre for crime within the city and based at the existing Crown Court QEII." He added: "There is considerable work to do to confirm whether the proposal is feasible and, to that end, we are to begin developing a business case for the project." Mr McGladrigan told employees the plans would see 16 crown courts and 14 magistrates courts all being housed in the Derby Square building.
Most Magistrates Courts across South Wales will only disqualify you if you are present in court, either having attended voluntarily or having been arrested on bail.
THE Magistrates Courts on Dale Street is a Grade II-listed building designed by John Weightman and built between1857 and1859.
Some 26 West Yorkshire magistrates have resigned and a further 14 have retired since the Government announced the closure of 103 magistrates courts in December, 2010.
But the minister added: "He will know that there is significant under-utilisation of magistrates courts.
POLICE in Sutton Coldfield are is teaming up with the fire service and Magistrates Courts to hold a fun family open day.
THE Prison Service is to take over responsibility for inmates inside magistrates courts today.
Wragge & Co's PFI team has been chosen to advise on the the construction of new magistrates courts in Bolton and Salford.