Lay magistrates play a role in both civil and criminal court systems in England and Wales, without the benefit of formal legal degrees. These courts adhere to the fair trial standards set forth by the United Nations and the Council of Europe.Continue Reading
White there is some training involved in becoming a lay magistrate, no formal law degree is required. In this case, a clerk of court that is legally qualified assists a lay magistrate in legal points and procedures such as sentencing.
A displeased defendant can demand a new trial within a period of two weeks following a summary trial. If the conviction holds in the second trial, a point of law is the only chance for another. The Court of Appeal tries this appeal. From the Court of Appeal, it then goes to the House of Lords.Learn more about Law
Wales is a country in its own right. It is part of Great Britain that is situated in Europe. The other countries in Great Britain are England and Scotland.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the currency used in Wales is the British pound sterling, or GBP. Since Wales is a country within the United Kingdom, it uses the same currency as the rest of the countries in the United Kingdom, which are England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.Full Answer >
Commercial but free-to use services that check addresses in Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom include 192.com and BT's Phonebook site. Other methods of verifying Welsh addresses including checking on the electoral register for the area or paying for a search and verification company such as Peopletracer.Full Answer >
To call England from overseas, first dial the exit code of the country you are in, and then dial 44, which is the country code for England (UK). Then, replace the first number of the local area code, which is 0, with your country's exit code and 44.Full Answer >