Understand the Hierarchy of the courts system.

The following topic forms part of the Unit Dispute Solving in the Legal System.

Understand the hierarchy of the court system

Civil courts structure: role, function and jurisdiction of Small Claims Court, county court, High Court, divisional courts, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), House of Lords, European Court of Justice; difference between first instance and appeal courts.

Criminal courts structure: role, function and jurisdiction of Youth Court, magistrates’ court, Crown Court, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), House of Lords; first instance and appeal courts; The Criminal Cases Review Commission.

 

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