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Lay Magistrate in North Ireland

Family Proceedings Courts and Youth Courts in Northern Ireland normally consist of a bench of three members, one of whom will be a District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) acting as Chairperson. The others will be lay magistrates (non-lawyer), including at least one woman.

Lay Magistrates are appointed by the Lord Chancellor and there are approximately 210 in Northern Ireland. They perform a valued and important public function – particularly as they may have to deal with emergency applications for the protection of children arising outside normal court hours.

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  • Article Name: Lay Magistrate
  • Author: Agnes Murphy
  • Description: Lay Magistrate in North Ireland Family Proceedings Courts and Youth Courts in Northern Ireland normally consist of a bench [...]

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