Divisional court (queens bench)

This term is used when the high court is sitting in its appeal capacity.

The Divisional Court consists of two or more judges sitting in an appeal capacity as opposed to a court of first instance.

Case stated appeals are appeals on a point of law and these go to the Queen’s Bench Divisional Court, Information about - Queen's Bench Division,which in effect means the High Court sitting in its appellant jurisdiction. 

Such an appeal is usually heard by a panel of two or three High Court judges although on occasions a judge from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) may join them and form part of the panel. 

The Queen's Bench Divisional court will hear appeals by way of case stated on a point of law from a lower criminal court of first instance.

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