Courts in the UK & EU

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What are the roles of courts
The courts in the UK serve two functions. They are a mechanism that people can use to resolve disputes, but they also interpret the law. A decision in a case not only resolves the dispute between the parties to that particular case, but in many circu
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What is the role of a magistrates' court
The Magistrates Courts try summary criminal offences, which are non-indictable offences that the court can try in a summary manner without a jury. The Magistrates Courts also handle certain domestic matters and youth court matters.
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What is the role of a county court
Most civil litigation takes place in the County Courts. Routine contract and tort matters, and cases involving, say, debt collection or a "slip and fall" accident are almost always within the jurisdiction of the County Courts. For the consumer or sma
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What is the role of a crown court
The Crown Court handles trials of serious criminal offences, or "indictable offences". An indictable offence is an offence where the defendant is charged by indictment and normally has a right to a trial by jury. The Crown Court also hears certain ap
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What are the types of courts
The county court,The Family Court,The magistrates' court, The Crown Court,The High Court,The Court of Appeal,The UK Supreme Court,The Court of Justice of the European Union.
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