The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Money Matters

I have picked up the following figures from the Mags Association site:-

Average costs of cases in magistrates’ courts and Crown Court
Fron a recent answer given in Parliament and recorded in Hansard on 31 January 2012

2007-08 CC £1,519 MC £154
2008-09 CC £1,492 MC £169
2009-10 CC £1,488 MC £174
2010-11 CC £1,441 MC £168

*The costs relate to judicial remuneration allocated to the Crown Courts and administration and court costs incurred directly by the courts, excluding overheads and depreciation.