The Civil Courts and other forms of dispute resolution.
The Criminal Courts and lay people.
The Legal Profession and other sources of advice, and funding.
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County Court Were established by the County Courts Act 1846 , but their jurisdiction and powers were significantly enlarged in 1990
David Barnish, 47, forked out £4,000 for the all-inclusive trip to the Greek island of Kos. Court win ... David But on arrival at the 700-room Grecotel Park hotel with wife Karen and his three daughters, David grew suspicious as he noticed all the unoccupied sunbeds draped with towels – and the sound of just one distinctive accent. He said: “We tried to join a windsurfing lesson and yoga classes but all the instructions were in German. “My youngest daughter wanted to attend the kids’ club but couldn’t understand what was going on. “Even the TV was in German, except for one channel.” The finance company boss, of Madeley, Staffs, claimed the Thomson break for Karen and daughters Molly, 12, Gemma, 19, and 21-year-old Kim was spoiled because the hotel did not cater for English people. He said: “We entrusted Thomson with our holiday, going for an upmarket Premier Beachclub hotel for its facilities, but we weren’t able to use many of them.” Yesterday Thomson holidays was told to pay David £750 at Stoke-on-Trent County Court for breach of contract. Advertisement Deputy District Judge Naish ruled that a customer going to a hotel featured in an English brochure “doesn’t expect to have to press for activities to be accessible in their own language”. He added: “The brochure is significantly misleading.” David, who represented himself, said afterwards: “I’m not racist, as equally I wouldn’t like my family holiday at a hotel overrun by English.” A Thomson spokesman commented: “We are sorry that Mr Barnish did not feel the entertainment on his holiday was what he expected. However, we are pleased with the outcome.”
Although this court is primarily criminal court, it does have some civil jurisdiction.
It can deal with
Family matters (except divorce)
Recovery of unpaid bills (e.g water, electricity)
Grant licenses for gambling or sale of alcohol.
The Court of Appeal
35 Judges (known as Lords Justices of Appeal)
Appeals heard by 3-5 judges
Not a rehearing, but a review
May reverse, vary or confirm original decision.
The House of Lords
Final Court of Appeal in Civil Law in England, Wales and Northern Island.
12 Judges (known as Lords of Appeal in Ordinary)
Hears approx 200 cases a year
3-f Lords hear case
Approximately how many county courts are there in the UK?
What are the judges called in a county court?
Small claims for up to, what amount in a county court?
Name the other three areas which were bullet pointed which the county court deals with.
Where is the high court based?
How many cities and towns are judges sitting?
Name the three divisions of the high court and identify how many judges sit in each division
What is the routes of appeal from the county court?
What are the characteristics for a multi – track claim?
What is the act (including year) that allows some appeals to go straight to the House of Lords?