oa De Rebus - English justice (3) - the people on the bench
|Article Title||English justice (3) - the people on the bench|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Dec 1983|
|Pages||591 - 592|
|Keyword(s)||Appeal judges, Case law, Chancery division, Country courts, Crown courts, High court judges, Judge-made laws, Judicial engineering of the law, Law lords, Laypersons' law, Legal academics, Legal pyramid, Magistrates' merits, Political choices, Public scrutiny, Queen's Bench division, Serious criminal cases and Solicitors|
""His Majesty's judges are satisfied with the almost universal admiration in which they are held,"" said the lord chief justice of England less than 50 years ago. Nowadays, there is no such unquestioning acceptance of the merit of the 450 full-time judges, and 25 600 unpaid lay magistrates, who dispense justice in England and Wales.
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