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XIV. Court Structures in Common Law Countries
(4,198 words)

Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 3 (2002): The Organization of Lawyers and Judges

Completed May 1998

David S. Clark

A. England and Wales

230. Premodern structure rooted in history. – There is no effective unified judicial structure for the united kingdom. Rather there are three separate systems: one for england and wales, one for scotland,1 and one for northern ireland. Only a few cases reach the House of Lords, the sole entity with jurisdiction throughout the nation. Within england …

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David S. Clark, “XIV. Court Structures in Common Law Countries”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_160314>
First published online: 2018



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