A consultation on the merger of the Sussex (Northern) and Sussex (Western) Local Justice Areas

Closed 14 Sep 2015

Opened 3 Aug 2015

Overview

The aim of this consultation is find views on proposals to merge the Local Justice Areas of Sussex (Northern) and Sussex (Western) into one new West Sussex Local Justice Area.

This will give greater flexibility in managing the caseload across West Sussex whilst increasing the opportunities for magistrates to sit on a broader range of cases on a regular basis and maintain experience and thus competence. It aims to reduce delays, and provide a more consistent service to court users. There will also be no reduction in access to justice for court users who have to attend hearings.

This will also enable more effective management of the business of the Bench, reducing the number of meetings that magistrates and support staff must attend.

What Happens Next

 
 

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Citizens
  • Claims management services
  • Coroners
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Local authorities
  • Youth workers
  • Coroners
  • Litigants
  • Young people
  • Charities
  • Landlords
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Bailiffs and Enforcement officers
  • Government departments
  • Legal professionals
  • Judiciary
  • Immigration removal centre staff
  • Young offender institute staff
  • Staff at prisons with mother and baby units
  • Police
  • Prosecutors
  • Offenders
  • Victims
  • Youth Offending Team workers
  • Court & Tribunal staff
  • Legal professional bodies
  • Public listed company
  • Public sector
  • UK policy institutions
  • EU policy institutions
  • UK politicians
  • Statisticians
  • Staff
  • Family mediators
  • Family lawyers

Interests

  • Compensation
  • Damages
  • Environment
  • European Union
  • Defamation
  • Courts
  • Property
  • Coroners
  • Public Bodies
  • Youth Justice
  • Claims management
  • Enforcement
  • Debt
  • Criminal justice
  • Law
  • Probate
  • International law
  • Data protection
  • Legal aid
  • Access to justice
  • Judicial appointments
  • Equality & diversity
  • Family justice
  • Rehabilitation
  • Triennial reviews
  • Parole Board for England and Wales
  • UK Law
  • Information rights
  • Statistics
  • public service pension reform
  • pensions
  • MoJ Story
  • family mediation
  • dispute resolution