The Hierarchy of the Courts

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What two courts hear criminal cases?
Magistrates'; Crown
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How many jury sit in the Crown Courts?
12
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What is a judge's role in Crown Courts?
Decide points of law
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Who tries cases in Magistrates' Courts?
District Judges or lay magistrates
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Which courts hear criminal appeal cases?
Crown; High Court Administrative; Court of Appeal (Criminal Division); Supreme
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Which is the highest court in the system?
Supreme Court
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Which two courts hear civil cases?
County; High
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Who hears cases in the County Courts?
Judges; extremely rare for a jury to accompany
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What are the three divisions of the High Courts?
Chancery; Queen's Bench; Family
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What size claims does the High Court deal with?
Over £15000
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What are the civil appeal courts?
High; Court of Appeal (Civil Division); Supreme
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