Guidance: Becoming a magistrate: guidance for applicants

Ministry Of Justice

November 13
10:26 2019

Becoming a magistrate in England and Wales: guidance (for applications open from 1 June 2019)

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Get guidance on completing an application form to become a magistrate, including details of what you need to supply for restricted occupations, criminal records, important qualities for the role and references.

Choose the relevant guidance document depending on when the application opened:

  • on or before 31 May 2019
  • on or after 1 June 2019

Contact the local magistrates advisory committee if you are not sure which guidance to read.

Published 5 January 2014
Last updated 13 November 2019 +show all updates
  1. Update to the attached guidance.
  2. Adding guidance on the new recruitment process from 1 June 2019
  3. Update to attached guidance notes
  4. Contact details and links updated in guidance document
  5. Guidance updated.
  6. Updated version of the guide
  7. Updated version of the guide
  8. Minor update
  9. New version of the guidance document
  10. First published.

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