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Reforming the Role of Magistrates: Implications for Summary Justice in England and Wales

Jane Donoghue

The Modern Law Review, Volume: 77, Issue: 6, Pages: 928 - 963

Swansea University Author: Jane Donoghue

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This paper examines current government proposals to reorient and ‘strengthen’ the function of lay magistrates through the creation of new magisterial responsibilities such as oversight of out of court disposals and greater involvement with local justice initiatives. It is argued that, taken in isola...

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Published in: The Modern Law Review
ISSN: 0026-7961
Published: 2014
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