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abuse of process

abuse of process  

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A tort where damage is caused by using a legal process for an ulterior collateral purpose. (See also malicious prosecution.) Actions that are obviously frivolous, vexatious, or in bad faith can be ...
advocate

advocate  

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N.1 One who exercises a right of audience and argues a case for a client in legal proceedings. In magistrates' courts, the county courts, tribunals, coroners' courts, and the European courts both ...
appellate jurisdiction

appellate jurisdiction  

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The power of a judge to hear appeals from a previous court decision. See feature The Appeals System.
backed for bail

backed for bail  

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Describing a warrant for arrest issued by a magistrate or by the Crown Court to a police officer, directing him to release the accused, upon arrest, on bail under specified conditions. The police ...
bail

bail  

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N.The release by the police, magistrates' court, or Crown Court of a person held in legal custody while awaiting trial or appealing against a criminal conviction. Conditions may be imposed on a ...
bill of indictment

bill of indictment  

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A formal written document containing the charges to which the accused will plead at trial in the Crown Court. Under Part 14 of the Criminal Procedure Rules the prosecution is required to draw up the ...
Case Progression Officer

Case Progression Officer  

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(CPO)A member of court staff appointed to facilitate the effective management of cases in the magistrates' court and in the Crown Court, under r 3 of the Criminal Procedure Rules, with responsibility ...
case stated

case stated  

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A written statement of the facts found by a magistrates' court or tribunal submitted for the opinion of the Divisional Court on any question of law or jurisdiction involved. Any person who was a ...
Central Criminal Court

Central Criminal Court  

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The principal Crown Court for Central London, usually known from its address as the Old Bailey. The Lord Mayor of London and any City aldermen may sit as judges with High Court or circuit judges or ...
circuit judge

circuit judge  

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Any of the judges appointed under the provisions of the Courts Act 1971 from among those who have had a ten-year Crown Court or county court advocacy qualification, or who are recorders, or who have ...
committal

committal  

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A pretrial proceeding held in the Magistrates' Court to determine ‘whether there is evidence of sufficient weight to support a conviction for the offence charged’ and thus send the matter ...
committal for sentence

committal for sentence  

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The procedure whereby a person convicted in a magistrates' court is sent to the Crown Court for sentencing when the sentencing powers of the magistrates' court are not considered sufficient.
Common Serjeant

Common Serjeant  

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The title held by one of the circuit judges at the Central Criminal Court. It was formerly an ancient office of the City of London, first mentioned in its records in 1291. Serjeants-at-law were the ...
confiscation order

confiscation order  

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An order that requires an offender convicted by the Crown Court of an indictable offence, who has benefited by at least £5,000 from that offence (or an offence taken into consideration), to pay a sum ...
Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction

Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction  

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N.A consolidation of existing Practice Directions, Practice Statements, and Practice Notes as they affect proceedings in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), the Crown Court, and the magistrates' ...
court

court  

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N.1 A body established by law for the administration of justice by judges or magistrates.2 A hall or building in which a court is held.3 a. The residence of a sovereign. b. The sovereign and her (or ...
court of record

court of record  

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A court whose acts and judicial proceedings are permanently maintained and recorded. In modern practice the principal significance of such courts is that they have the power to punish for contempt of ...
criminal court

criminal court  

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A court exercising jurisdiction over criminal rather than civil cases. Summary offences and some indictable offences are tried by magistrates' courts; the more serious indictable offences are ...
Criminal Defence Service

Criminal Defence Service  

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(CDS)The Criminal Defence Service for England and Walesa was created by the Access to Justice Act 1999 to replace the previous system of criminal legal aid provided for by the Legal Aid Act 1988. The ...
Crown Court Rule Committee

Crown Court Rule Committee  

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An advisory Non‐Departmental Public Body, created by virtue of s 86 of the Supreme Court Act 1981 which confers the power to make Crown Court Rules for the purpose of regulating and prescribing the ...

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