cambridgeshire magistrates

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Welcome to the Cambridgeshire Magistrates' Website

There are around 200 magistrates in Cambridgeshire. This website gives details of their work and provides information which we hope members of the public will find useful.

There are three magistrates' courts in Cambridgeshire, in Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough. To find out more about the court in your area, click on the photograph of the court on the left hand side of this page.

Sittings in magistrates' courts are of three types:

Adult - dealing with people aged 18 and over: for further details on these courts click here;
Domestic Abuse - this is a specialst part of adult courts and all hearings are now held at Huntingdon;
Youth - dealing with young people under the age of 18: for further details on these courts click here;
Family - dealing children and their families: for further details on these courts click here.

Adult courts are open to the public and you are welcome to come and see what goes on in these courts. They usually start at 10 o'clock. To find out more about what you will see in court click here.

Magistrates are selected to ensure that there is a wide range of people from different age groups, ethnic origins, backgrounds and occupations so that they reflect the communities they serve.   To find out more about magistrates click here and the sentences that they can impose click here.

Cambridgeshire magistrates are led by a bench chairman who is supported by six deputies. To see a message from the bench chairman click here.