More convenient, simpler and less-resource heavy – the Single Justice Procedure (SJP) has many advantages for defendants who wish to plead guilty to minor offences and those processing their case. But some have criticised the process. Here Sian Jones, HMCTS Head of Legal and Professional Services, addresses some common misconceptions.
535,000 cases were heard by magistrates via the Single Justice Procedure (SJP) in 2020. It's an accessible, proportionate, effective and more efficient way – for both the defendant and the courts – to hear less serious cases that will not …
[English] - [Cymraeg] Did you know that HMCTS employs more lawyers than any other government department? There are currently more than 1,280 of us here, including justices’ legal advisers and lawyers in the Royal Courts of Justice. I’m Head of …
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