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The courts and tribunals of England and Wales

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There are different types of court to deal with different jurisdictions (areas of law), and within each category there may be different levels of court, with higher courts hearing more serious cases or appeals from courts lower down in the system. The main different types of jurisdiction in England and Wales are as follows: Criminal Continue reading

The English legal system

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The United Kingdom is divided into three main jurisdictions (or self-contained legal systems): England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland. Each jurisdiction has its own laws, court system, lawyers and judges. However: Laws that apply in one jurisdiction, particularly if they are derived from legislation (Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments) may apply equally, or very Continue reading