Court Heirarchy AQA AS Law

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Name the trial courts for civil cases
Magistrates, County, High
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Briefly explain what the magistrates court does
Starting place for all cases. Deals with a limited number of civil cases. EG: tax arrears
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Briefly explain what the County court does
Deals with most civil cases of a lower value.Dealt with by a judge/district judge. Cases below £25,000
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Briefly explain what the High Court does
Deals with higher value/importance cases. Must be over the value of £25,000
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Name the 3 appeal courts of the civil court heirarchy
Court of appeal (civil division), Supreme Court, European court of justice
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Briefly explain what the Court of Appeal does
Hears appeal from county/high court. Permission to appeal must be required. Decisions may be appealed to the Supreme Court.
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Briefly explain what the Supreme Court does
The court of last resort in the UK. A case will only go to SC if theres an issue of public importance.
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Briefly explain what the ECJ does
Deals with civil cases concerning EU law.
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Name the trial courts for the criminal heiarchy
Magistrates, Crown
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Briefly explain what the magistrates court does in criminal cases
Minor offences such as speeding, ALL cases start here and can then be appealed to higher courts. Magistrates court can also make decision on bail.
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Briefly explain what the Crown Court does
Deals with more serious crimes (****, murder etc). Has a judge and jury.
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Name the 3 appeal courts from the criminal court heirarchy
High, Court of appeal (criminal division) and Supreme
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Briefly explain what the high court does in criminal cases
Deals with appeals from Crown/Magistrates. Higher importance cases.
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Briefly explain what the Court of appeal (criminal division) does
hears appeals from Crown Court
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Briefly explain what the Supreme Court does
Is the final court of appeal for criminal cases. Deals with cases of greatest public/constitutional importance. Hears appeals from CofA
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Briefly explain what the magistrates court does

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Starting place for all cases. Deals with a limited number of civil cases. EG: tax arrears

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Briefly explain what the County court does

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Briefly explain what the High Court does

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Name the 3 appeal courts of the civil court heirarchy

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