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Court of Appeal in United Kingdom

Definition of Court of Appeal

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Court of Appeal : A court created by the Judicature Acts 1873-75, forming part of the *Supreme Court of Judicature. The Court exercises *appellate jurisdiction over all judgments and orders of the High Court and most determinations of judges of the county courts. In some cases the Court of Appeal is the *court of last resort, but in most cases its decisions can be appealed to the *House of Lords, with permission of the Court of Appeal or the House of Lords. The Court is divided into a Civil Division (presided over by the *Master of the Rolls) and a Criminal Division (presided over by the *Lord Chief Justice). The ordinary judges of the Court are the Lords Justices of Appeal (*Lords Justice of Appeal), but other specific office holders and High Court judges may, by invitation, also sit in the Court.

Court of Appeal in North Ireland

Hears civil appeals from the High Court and cases stated from the County Courts, Magistrates’ Courts and appeals from the Crown Court.

The Court of Appeal also hears cases stated from certain Tribunals (e.g. Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal).


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The Court of Appeal is the standarized name of one of the England and Wales Senior Courts (see the entries in this legal Encyclopedia about court rules and procedural law for more information on some aspects of the Court of Appeal in the England and Wales court system).

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  • Article Name: Court of Appeal
  • Author: MacCallum
  • Description: Definition of Court of Appeal In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Court of Appeal : A [...]

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Courts of Appeal

North Ireland

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