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HMRC internal manual

Debt Management and Banking Manual

Summary proceedings: Magistrates' court administration


The Magistrates’ Courts administration in England & Wales is divided into 7regions each with a Regional Director. The regions are divided into 42 Magistrates Courtareas (formerly commission areas) which are generally aligned along county boundaries.Each area has a Justices’ Clerk and an Area Director.

The justices’ clerk

The justices’ clerk is responsible for advising the magistrates on the law and forensuring the efficient running of the courts and offices.

Court office administration

Court administration staff

Your main point of contact will be the listings officer if you wish to discuss numbersand times of listings. There may be a court manager or service team manager who will helpyou with other non-legal queries. Your court may no longer deal with fees and if that isthe case you will have to contact the administration staff of the court designated to dealwith fees for your court.