Resources for Magistrates
The vast majority of criminal cases are heard by Magistrates in England and Wales. Over 95% of criminal cases will start proceedings in the Magistrates' Court including serious crimes such as murder, rape or sexual assault.
Magistrates are unpaid volunteers costing the public no more than limited expenses, training and legal guidance from a qualified Legal Advisor.
This website provides links to resources which Magistrates use for working on the Bench. Magistrates access offence guidelines and case papers using digital tablets improving Court efficiency and standards.FIND RESOURCES