I posted last year about the potential abolition of Justices of the Peace.
The decision has been made to retain them, according to a press release from the Attorney-General last week. During the consultative round the submissions received were overwhelmingly opposed to scrapping the role (perhaps not surprising, given that 97% of submissions were from JPs themselves).
Planned changes include making appointments five years in duration rather than the present lifetime appointments, and introducing a code of conduct to deter abuses of the position.
(Incidentally, this might be a good moment to mention that we’ll do what we can to keep past posts up-to-date, but as the list of previous posts grows it will get harder and harder to maintain their currency.
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