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In Correspondence - How do you address a Magistrate? This is

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In Correspondence - How do you address a Magistrate? This is for a character reference - I've addressed it to the Presiding Magistrate and started with Your Honor (but I think this is american). Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my Alex and I will help you with this,
Your Honour is for a Circuit Judge or Recorder.
It should be Sir or Madam in Court or by their name if in writing and JP added at the end.
Please see:
https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/you-and-the-judiciary/what-do-i-call-judge/
Its about half way down.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

So I should Delete the "to the presiding magistrate" and on the letter address it to Dear Sir or Madam as I do not know who the magistrate is.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Always address Dear Sir then if you don't know who it is. Yes delete the presiding Magistrate.
Alex
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hi

I am just following up to see if there is anything else I can help with?

If this answers your question might I ask you to rate my answer before you go today please, the button should be at the bottom of the screen.

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Alex