Civil Process

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The Civil Courts

  • Supreme Court - Almost excusively appellate business (Civil Cases)
  • Court of Appeal - Master of the Rolls (civil cases) + Lord Justices of Appeal - appelate jurisdiction
  • High Court - Lord Chief Justice (Queen's Bench), Vice-Chancellor (Chancery) and President (Family + High Court Judges
  • County Court - Circuit judges and district judges - Civil trials of lesser value contract + tort claims - also undefended divorces
  • Magistrates Court - Lay magistrates + district judges - Principal civil jurisdiction, Minor family matters, licensing

High Court - Jurisdiction

  • Queens Bench - Large value contract + tort claims - judicial review
  • Chancery - Land, trusts, commercial - taxation + land registration appeals
  • Family - Matrimonial, family - appeals in family matters from magistrates

3 Track System

  • Small claims Track - £5000 or less/£1000 or…

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