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Extended opening hours could boost magistracy

PUBLISHED October 12, 2011

Government plans to extend magistrates? operating hours into evenings and weekends could increase the diversity of the magistracy, but should not be carried out at the expense of daytime sitting, according to the chair of the Magistrates? Association. John Thornhill told the Gazette that justice minister Nick Herbert had discussed with him plans to consult on proposals to open magistrates? courts in the evenings and during the night, and to extend weekend sittings. read more