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Her Majestys Courts and Tribunals Service
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HMCTS are recruiting new legal advisers. Legal advisers are trained lawyers who advise magistrates and district judges about the law, practice and procedure in criminal and family courts throughout England and Wales. Legal advisers have delegated judicial powers that they can use to make judicial decisions and progress cases effectively.
HMCTS are also looking for volunteers to serve as Magistrates. Are you able to commit to 14 days a year and aged between 18-70? If the answer is yes to both these questions then you can sit as a magistrate. You don`t need any formal qualifications as full training is provided.
HM Courts & Tribunals Service is responsible for the administration of criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales.
We administer the work of magistrates` courts and the County Court, Family Court, Crown Court, Royal Courts of Justice and tribunals.
Through the courts and tribunals we give people and businesses access to justice, including:
•victims and witnesses of crime
•defendants accused of crimes
•consumers in debt or with other disputes
•people involved in the adoption or protection of children
•businesses involved in commercial disputes
•individuals asserting their employment rights or challenging the decisions of government bodies
•people affected by relationship breakdown
We`re responsible for:
•providing the supporting administration for a fair, efficient and accessible courts and tribunal system
•supporting an independent judiciary in the administration of justice
•driving improvements across all aspects of the administration of the courts and tribunals
•collaborating effectively with other justice organisations and agencies, including the legal professions, to improve access to justice
•working with government departments and agencies to improve the quality and timeliness of their decision-making, which will reduce the number of cases coming before courts and tribunals