Hierarchy of the Courts

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  • Created on: 05-11-18 11:05
  • The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is bound by no one and is binding on all domestic courts of the commonwealth including England. Key Case: The Wagon Mound 1961 
  • The Supreme Court is bound by the European Court of Justice on EU issues and is not bound by itself. It is binding on all other UK courts. The Key Cases: R v Brown 1993 and Donoghue v Stevenson
  • The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, is bound by the Supreme Court and the Key Case for this is Broome v Cassell 1971, it is also bound by itslef but with exceptions under Young v Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd

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