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Supreme Court

The supreme court is where civil and criminal appeals are heard, and it is the highest court in the country. There are around 5/7/9 judges sitting. 

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Supreme Court

The supreme court is where civil and criminal appeals are heard, and it is the highest court in the country. There are around 5/7/9 judges sitting. 

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Court of Appeal

It is split into 2 divisions; Civil Division and Criminal Division. 3/5 judges are sitting. There is Lord Justice of appeal law, LJ - Lady justice. In the Criminal Division there is Lord Cheif Justice law, LCJ and criminal appeals are heard. Civil Divisions hear civil appeals and this is led by the Master of the Roles Law, aka, MR.

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Court of Appeal

It is split into 2 divisions; Civil Division and Criminal Division. 3/5 judges are sitting. There is Lord Justice of appeal law, LJ - Lady justice. In the Criminal Division there is Lord Cheif Justice law, LCJ and criminal appeals are heard. Civil Divisions hear civil appeals and this is led by the Master of the Roles Law, aka, MR. Criminal appeals are sent from the Crown court, and civil appeals are sent from the County courts and High courts. 

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Three Divisions of High Court.

In the High court there are 3 divisions, these being, Queen's Bench Division - where Contract issues, tort (negligence), personal injury, defamation, non-payment of debt and possession of land or property. 

Family Division - Often deals with family issues, these being: Divorce, children, probabte and medical treatment. 

Chancery Division - this is housed in the Rolls Building. This deals with business law, trusts law, probate law, insolvency and land law in relation to issues in equity

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Lower Courts.

Crown court deals with sentencing in criminal trials. Circuit judges and recorders are there and it has a High Court judge. 

Magistrates court also deals with criminal trials, sentencing, pre-trials (plea), youth court, and magistrates. 

County Court deals with civil hearings (contract and tort law). It has circuit judges and district judges. 

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