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Seeks views on merging 8 Local Justice Areas (LJAs) into a single LJA, to be known as the Greater Manchester LJA.
This consultation was held on another website.
This consultation ran from3 August 2015 to
11:45pm on 14 September 2015
There are 3 key reasons for considering a merger of the current 8 LJAs:
The Judicial Business Group (JBG) must address the question of magistrates’ sittings against the background of falling court sittings in criminal jurisdiction.
The JBG must also consider the resources available to HMCTS and criminal justice agencies to ensure that justice can be delivered as effectively as possible with reduced resources.
Staffing within HMCTS and other organisations is determined by the workload and has therefore reduced over recent years.
3 August 2015
Ministry of Justice
Administrative justice reform
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