oa De Rebus - English justice (3) - the people on the bench

Volume 1983, Issue 192
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



""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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