Where in Jamaica would you find a resident magistrates court?

Where in Jamaica would you find a resident magistrates court?

Resident Magistrates Courts (Eastern Jamaica) Manchioneal P.O. Annotto Bay P.O. Richmond P.O.

What is the role of the magistrate court?

District judges (magistrates’ courts) hear criminal cases, youth cases and also some civil proceedings in magistrates’ courts. They can be authorised to hear cases in the Family Court. Some are authorised to deal with extradition proceedings and terrorist cases.

What is Resident Magistrate court?

Magistrates courts are primary courts, district courts or courts of a resident magistrate. The Act defines jurisdiction proceedings relating to land and in case of customary law. A primary court, in proceedings of a civil nature, may order the recovery of possession of land.

Which court is the highest court in Jamaica?

The Supreme Court of Jamaica
The Supreme Court of Jamaica is responsible for hearing serious civil and criminal matters. At the parish level, the Resident Magistrates’ Courts deal with less serious civil and criminal offences.

Who sits in a magistrates court?

What is a magistrate? Magistrates (also called Justices of the Peace) are ordinary people who hear cases in court in their community. They sit in benches of three, including two ‘wingers’ and one who sits in the centre who has received special training to act as chair, known as the Presiding Justice.

Who appoints the resident magistrate?

The Chief Justice
(1) The Chief Justice shall appoint for each region a resident magistrate-in-charge to perform the supervisory, administrative and judicial functions of a resident magistrate-in-charge in the region.

Why are there 3 magistrates?

Magistrates generally sit in threes in order to give judgement on a variety of cases in magistrates’ courts, youth courts and family proceedings courts. A qualified legal adviser sits with the bench in the court room and is available to them at all times during the court sitting.

What is resident magistrate court?