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Crown Court

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A court created by the Courts Act 1971 to take over the jurisdiction formerly exercised by assizes and quarter sessions, which were abolished by the same Act. It is part of the Supreme ...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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2018
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Law
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102 words

...Crown Court A court created by the Courts Act 1971 to take over the jurisdiction formerly exercised by assizes and quarter sessions , which were abolished by the same Act. It is one of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. The Crown Court has an unlimited jurisdiction over all criminal cases tried on indictment and also acts as a court for the hearing of appeals from magistrates’ courts . Unlike the courts it replaced, the Crown Court is one court that can sit at any centre in England and Wales designated by the Lord Chancellor. See also ...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Law
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103 words

... Court A court created by the Courts Act 1971 to take over the jurisdiction formerly exercised by assizes and quarter sessions, which were abolished by the same Act. It is one of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. The Crown Court has an unlimited jurisdiction over all criminal cases tried on indictment and also acts as a court for the hearing of appeals from magistrates’ courts . Unlike the courts it replaced, the Crown Court is one court that can sit at any centre in England and Wales designated by the Lord Chancellor . See also three-tier...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Law
Length:
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...Crown Court rules Rules regulating the practice and procedure of the Crown Court . The rules are made by the Crown Court Rule Committee under a power conferred by the Courts Act...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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2018
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Law
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...search before Crown Court The searching of a person before the Crown Court when that person has been ordered by the court to pay a fine or to pay money for some other reason (e.g. where the court has made a compensation order or where a person has forfeited a recognizance ). Any money found on the person may be applied towards payment of the fine or other sum payable by him, with any balance being returned to...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
80 words

...before Crown Court The searching of a person before the Crown Court when that person has been ordered by the court to pay a fine or to pay money for some other reason (e.g. where the court has made a compensation order or where a person has forfeited a recognizance ). Any money found on the person may be applied towards payment of the fine or other sum payable by him, with any balance being returned to...

trial by Crown Court judge alone

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Law
Length:
60 words

...by Crown Court judge alone Provisions for trial by Crown Court judge alone are contained within the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (in relation to cases of jury tampering ) and in the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (in relation to counts which are samples of other counts upon which a jury has...

Court for Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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...Court for Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved A court created by the Crown Cases Act 1848 for considering questions of law arising out of the conviction of a person for treason, felony, or misdemeanour and reserved by the trial judge or justices for the consideration of the court. Its jurisdiction was exercised by the judges of the High Court , at least five of whom had to sit together. The Court was abolished in 1907 and its jurisdiction transferred to the Court of Criminal Appeal , which had wider...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

... Court . A court of criminal jurisdiction for England and Wales, set up in 1971 , when it superseded the assize courts and quarter sessions. It deals with the most serious offences, such as murder, manslaughter, rape and robbery, amounting to some 3 per cent of all criminal cases, and is presided over by a judge sitting with a jury of 12 members of the public. Lesser offences, such as burglary and some assaults, are tried by...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
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Bilingual dictionaries
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14 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
15 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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52 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
8 words
Crown Court

Crown Court  

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A court created by the Courts Act 1971 to take over the jurisdiction formerly exercised by assizes and quarter sessions, which were abolished by the same Act. It is part of the Supreme Court of ...
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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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... courts In England, courts established In 1971 to replace the assize courts and courts of quarter session. They are superior courts with a general jurisdiction, presided over by High Court judges. See also courts of...

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 ...
Crown Court Rules

Crown Court Rules  

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Rules regulating the practice and procedure of the Crown Court. The rules are made by the Crown Court Rule Committee under a power conferred by the Courts Act 1971.
search before Crown Court

search before Crown Court  

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The searching of a person before the Crown Court when that person has been ordered by the court to pay a fine or to pay money for some other reason (e.g. where the court has made a compensation order ...
trial by Crown Court judge alone

trial by Crown Court judge alone  

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Provisions for trial by Crown Court judge alone are contained within the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (in relation to cases of jury tampering) and in the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 ...
Court for Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved

Court for Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved  

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A court created by the Crown Cases Act 1848 for considering questions of law arising out of the conviction of a person for treason, felony, or misdemeanour and reserved by the trial judge or justices ...

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