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  Courts of England and Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The House of Lords is the highest appeal court in almost all cases in England and Wales.
The Administrative Court, formerly known as the Crown Office List, is a specialist court within the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court and concerns itself with the administrative law of England and Wales, and oversees lower courts and tribunals.
Appeals lie to provincial courts, and to the Court of Ecclesiastical Causes Reserved and to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Courts_of_England_and_Wales   (2483 words)

 England and Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
England and Wales (red), with the rest of the United Kingdom (pink).
England and Wales are constituent countries of the United Kingdom and, because they share the same legal system, England and Wales is considered a single unit for the conflict of laws (sometimes termed a single state).
Wales was brought under a common monarch with England with the Statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 and annexed to England for legal purposes by the Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/England_and_Wales   (269 words)

 Department for Constitutional Affairs Website
A court is a serious place of work where the outcomes of the matters under consideration by legal professionals and lay jurors alike often have a massive impact on the lives of court users and, at times, society as a whole.
The court working dress worn by the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls, the President of the Family Division and the Vice-Chancellor, and Lords Justices of Appeal, comprises a court coat and waistcoat (or a sleeved waistcoat) worn with skirt or trousers and bands, a fl silk gown and a short wig.
Court Clerks - In the Crown Court, which sits in 91 centres in England and Wales, a court clerk sitting with a High Court judge wears normal dark clothing with a wing collar and bands or, in the case of women, a collarette, together with a wig and gown.
www.dca.gov.uk /consult/courtdress   (5141 words)

 EFA: Courts in England and Wales
A plaque at the courts reads "These Four Courts were erected in 1916 by the kindly bequest of E H Mariette for many years boy and Master at Aldenham." A further two were added in 1926.
Although all the open courts fell into disuse together with the Memorial Court, unfortunately built in an isolated position, the School still possesses sixteen covered courts which re-flooring and lighting in the sixties and re-roofing in the seventies have kept in playing condition.
The courts are dedicated to the memory of Charles Churchill, former Chairman of Governors.
www.etonfives.co.uk /courts/exist.england.html   (1081 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: England (Before the Reformation)
Thus understood, England (taken at the same time as including the Principality of Wales) is all that part of the Island of Great Britain which lies south of the Solway Firth, the River Liddell, the Cheviot Hills, and the River Tweed; its area is 57,668 square miles, i.e.
He came to England armed with the direct authorization of a papal Bull, and his expedition, in the eyes of many earnest men, and probably even his own, was identified with the cause of ecclesiastical reform.
One thing is certain, that England in several instances owed some of her best and holiest prelates to the action of the popes in providing to English sees in opposition to the known wishes of the king.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05431b.htm   (13927 words)

 Criminal Courts Review
Any experienced court observer has only to note the exhaustion, and sometimes the distress, of jurors as a case of some length or complexity moves towards its end and the enormity and complications of their decision-making task is belatedly brought home to them.
With encouragement from the Court of Appeal, (Criminal Division), and greater emphasis in training, judges and magistrates are now more alert than formerly to their power and duty to intervene to prevent repetitious or otherwise unnecessary evidence and to control prolix, irrelevant or oppressive questioning of witnesses.
And European criminal court judges are, seemingly, reluctant to rule on the victim's claim, often referring it to the civil court.
www.criminal-courts-review.org.uk /ccr-11.htm   (16481 words)

 Courts of England and Wales - Questionz.net , answers to all your questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Other courts that still sit frequently: Administrative Court The Administrative Court, formerly known as the Divisional Court, concerns itself with the administrative law of England and Wales, and oversees lower courts and tribunals.
Coroner's Courts Coroners Courts - The post of Coroner is ancient, dating from the 11th Century, and coroners still sit today to determine the cause of death in situations where people have died in potentially suspicious circumstances, abroad, or in the care of central authority.
Ecclesiastical Courts The Church of England is an established church (i.e.
www.questionz.net /Law/Courts_of_England.html   (861 words)

 Department for Constitutional Affairs - The Legal System - The Court Structure in England and Wales
The Divisional Court of the High Court sits in the Family and Chancery Divisions, and hears appeals from the magistrates' courts and county courts.
For most legal cases in England and Wales, the House of Lords is the final point of appeal, although a small number of cases each year may be referred to the European Court of Justice, which has jurisdiction on matters of European Community law.
The Appellate Committee of the House of Lords receives appeals from the courts in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and in civil cases from Scotland; in addition, they sit as the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council to hear appeals from those Commonwealth countries whose legal systems are still linked to the UK.
www.dca.gov.uk /legalsys/structure.htm   (528 words)

 BBC - Crime Fighters - Her Majesty's Courts Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Her Majesty's Courts Service is an executive agency of the Department for Constitutional Affairs (formerly the Lord Chancellor's Department), which is responsible for all policy decisions regarding criminal courts and the justice system.
Her Majesty's Courts Service was established to provide support to all the various parts of the legal system in England and Wales, including: the Court of Appeal, the Crown Court, and the High Court, all of which comprise the Supreme Court; and the Magistrates' Courts.
Her Majesty's Courts Service is also responsible for the paperwork within the Crown Court, and some of their staff are employed as court clerks who prepare papers for the judge and look after the jurors.
www.bbc.co.uk /crime/fighters/courtservice.shtml   (925 words)

 BBC News | UK | Q&A: Night-shift courts
Out of hours courts could be put to best effect in speeding up the time it takes to process people arrested at night for street violence, disorder or muggings.
There was a previous attempt to introduce evening sittings in the courts in England and Wales but it came to nothing.
The likeliest scenario is that the out-of-hours courts would handle the first appearance of a defendant, but not conclude the case.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/1174228.stm   (557 words)

 Legal System and Culture
As this source of law is considered in detail in the "Judicial Precedent" workbook the "Sources of Law in England and Wales" workbook merely provides an overview of the doctrine of stare decisis before going on to consider whether it is appropriate for unelected judges to make law and how the common law developed.
This workbook considers both the courts in England and Wales: The House of Lords, The Court of Appeal, The High Court, The Crown Court, The County Courts, The Magistrates' Courts and some important other courts: The European Court of Justice, The European Court of Human Rights and The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
In England and Wales formal dispute resolution is afforded by the courts and tribunals.
www.law.warwick.ac.uk /lcc/iolis/lesystem.htm   (1127 words)

 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Judicial branch
Supreme Court (judges are appointed by the president); Constitutional Court (half of the judges appointed by the president and half appointed by the Chamber of Representatives)
Court of Appeal (judges are appointed by the president and approved by the legislature); High Court (judges are appointed by the president)
House of Lords (highest court of appeal; several Lords of Appeal in Ordinary are appointed by the monarch for life); Supreme Courts of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland (comprising the Courts of Appeal, the High Courts of Justice, and the Crown Courts); Scotland's Court of Session and Court of the Justiciary
www.brainyatlas.com /fields/2094.html   (3611 words)

 Courts Wales at Local.co.uk
Courts in Wales at local.co.uk - Find local web sites about Courts that cover the Wales area.
COURTS in England & Wales by County: Click on a County to list its Courts.
The courts in Wales The Courts in Wales Introduction
www.local.co.uk /wales/Courts   (332 words)

 Restorative Justice Online — Rafferty, Anne. Sentencing in Crown Courts in England and Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Sentencing in Crown Courts in England and Wales
Anne Rafferty is a judge of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court, Royal Courts of Justice, in the United Kingdom.
In this essay she comments from her experience on the state of sentencing in Crown Courts in England and Wales.
www.restorativejustice.org /articlesdb/articles/4023   (236 words)

 Cayman Islands Cost Recovery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
However, the contract in question contained a clause that the courts of England and Wales would have the exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any disputes arising under the contract.
Accordingly, Union sued Zoller and co in the courts of England and Wales in order to claim the legal costs that it had expended in dealing with the Proceedings.
The Court of Appeal specifically provided that the statement in Halisbury’s Laws of England that “ costs incurred in foreign proceedings cannot be recovered in an English action between the same parties ” was too wide.
www.webcom.com /offshore/ims2/artjurisdiction.htm   (429 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Domestic violence courts extended
More magistrates' courts in England and Wales are to specialise in dealing with domestic violence cases following the success of a pilot programme.
The new courts provide independent advisers for victims and dedicated prosecutors, as well as magistrates, legal advisers and police officers who specialise in domestic violence cases.
Some courts also have separate entrances and waiting areas so that victims do not run into their attackers.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/4353028.stm   (490 words)

 BBC - Law - Courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
For example, if a case starts in the County Court, the arrows show you it can either go into the Crown Court, the High Court or the Court of Appeal.
If you select any of the blue boxes with the name of the specific court in it, you will be a taken to a profile of what that court does and how it works.
At the bottom of each of these court profiles is a link back to this diagram.
www.bbc.co.uk /crime/law/englandcourts.shtml   (117 words)

 Law Society of England and Wales - Higher Courts Rights of Audience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
If a solicitor takes an extended break from practice, they can still appear before the higher courts on their return to practice, subject to the provisions of the Law Society’s code for litigation and advocacy.
The General Council of the Bar is the representative and regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales.
The Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA) is a national association that represents the interests of solicitors who practise as advocates in the higher courts.
lawsociety.org.uk /professional/accreditationpanels/highercourts.law   (810 words)

 County Courts - England and Wales
The DCA collates data on county court civil proceedings in England and Wales.
They are supplemented by a regular sample survey of cases set down for trial in county courts, to obtain information on nature of claim, type of litigant, value of judgement and waiting times.
Data are also available at Judicial Circuit and Judicial Group level, and for individual county courts on request.
www.statistics.gov.uk /STATBASE/Source.asp?vlnk=149   (105 words)

 PITO News Winter 2004 - Courts allowed to update PNC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Magistrates' courts across England and Wales will soon have the ability to directly update the Police National Computer.
Access to a PNC terminal enables the magistrates' courts to view a wealth of information to help trace offenders, such as contact details, aliases, and cases pending or dealt with.
Several 'non-police' organisations, such as prosecuting and vetting agencies, have access to the PNC in a 'read-only' capacity but it is very rare for update permissions to be granted.
www.pito.org.uk /newsroom/pito_news/html/autumn2004/story2.html   (197 words)

 Proceedings and Sentencing in Magistrates' Courts - England and Wales
Proceedings and Sentencing in Magistrates' Courts - England and Wales
Data cover prosecutions, convictions and types of sentence passed and are available by age, sex and detailed offence classification.
Data cover England and Wales and are available by police force area, commission of the peace area and petty sessional division.
www.statistics.gov.uk /STATBASE/Source.asp?vlnk=156   (118 words)

 All about the County Courts of England and Wales
The great majority of family cases proceed through the County Court and 95% of all divorce cases.
The Court offices are open from Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 10am to 4pm.
The court staff cannot give legal advice but will be able to help with procedural matters and form filling.
www.divorce-online.co.uk /Process/thecourt/countycourt.htm   (495 words)

 The Spoof - Stress Free Courts Plan for England and Wales
Lord Falconer is to make sweeping changes to the judiciary across England and Wales in an attempt to reduce stress to victims and witnesses.
Having made it successfully across the rope, the Lord Chancellor threw himself down into a large polka-dotted blanket held taut by a circle of seven clowns, bounced three metres into the air, performed a triple somersault, and landed gracefully on his feet.
The Lord Chancellor's intention of making trials less stressful coincides with his plans to allow television cameras into courts as long as they are operated by comedians.
www.thespoof.com /news/spoof.cfm?headline=s1i7050&rating=1   (440 words)

 Law Society of England and Wales - Links
The Directory of County Courts in England and Wales is a resource for solicitors conducting litigation in county courts outside their home area.
It operates under a statutory framework from a network of 38 Official Receiver offices throughout England and Wales.
The site looks useful for finding documentation on Regulatory Reform Orders - a kind of SI which, after scrutiny, can be used to amend or repeal primary legislation which is considered to be a burden on business.
www.lawsociety.org.uk /links/view=linkcategorylist.law?linkstartrow=11&LINKCATEGORYID=47   (314 words)

 SOSIG: England
England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Decisions
England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Decisions
England and Wales High Court (Technology and Construction Court) Decisions
www.sosig.ac.uk /roads/subject-listing/World-cat/englaw.html   (190 words)

 Courts of England and Wales at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Courts of England and Wales at opensource encyclopedia
Appeals on matters of law can be taken to the Divisional Court of the High Court from the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court.
the High Court of Justice of England and Wales or the House of Lords).
www.wiki.tatet.com /Courts_of_England_and_Wales.html   (1035 words)

 Law - Oxford University Press - Small Claims in the County Courts in England and Wales: Baldwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Small Claims in the County Courts in England and Wales
The theoretical and practical implications of moves to expand the scope of 'Do-it-yourself' justice are explored.
The author had privileged access to the district court judges who conduct claim hearings, and the book is the first to include lengthy extracts from tape recorded interviews with them.
www.oup.co.uk /isbn/0-19-826477-1?view=lawview   (432 words)

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