Court System in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Bremer Vulkan Schiffbau und Maschinenfabrik v South India Shipping Corporation Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 22 January 1981

    Every civilised system of government requires that the state should make available to all its citizens a means for the just and peaceful settlement of disputes between them as to their respective legal rights. The means provided are courts of justice to which every citizen has a constitutional right of access in the role of plaintiff to obtain the remedy to which he claims to be entitled in consequence of an alleged breach of his legal or equitable rights by some other citizen, the defendant.

  • Rondel v Worsley
    • House of Lords
    • 22 November 1967

    But it would, in my view, be undesirable in the interests of the fair and efficient administration of justice to tolerate a system under which, as a sort of bye-product after the trial of an action and after any appeal or appeals, there were litigation upon litigation with the possibility of a recurring chain-like course of litigation. It has always been the policy of the law to ensure that trials are conducted without avoidable strains and tensions of alarm and fear.

  • Saif Ali v Sydney Mitchell & Company
    • House of Lords
    • 02 November 1978

    Under the English system of administration of justice, the appropriate method of correcting a wrong decision of a court of justice reached after a contested hearing is by appeal against the judgment to a superior court.

  • Broome v Cassell & Company Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 23 February 1972

    Logical analysis forces the conclusion therefore that in the result there would in a civil action have been punishment for conduct not particularised in any criminal code and that such punishment had taken the form of a fine not receivable by the State but as a sort of bonus by a private individual who would apart from it be solaced for the wrong done to him.

  • Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 November 2013

    If the non-compliance cannot be characterised as trivial, then the burden is on the defaulting party to persuade the court to grant relief. If there is a good reason for it, the court will be likely to decide that relief should be granted.

  • Barrow v Bankside Members Agency Ltd and Another
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 07 November 1995

    The rule is not based on the doctrine of res judicata in a narrow sense, nor even on any strict doctrine of issue or cause of action estoppel. It is a rule of public policy based on the desirability, in the general interest as well as that of the parties themselves, that litigation should not drag on for ever and that a defendant should not be oppressed by successive suits when one would do.

  • The Atlantic Star; Atlantic Star (Owners) v Bona Spes (Owners)
    • House of Lords
    • 10 April 1973

    Secondly, in considering whether a stay should be granted the Court must take into account (i) Any advantage to the Plaintiff; (ii) Any disadvantage to the defendant: this is the critical equation, and in some cases it will be a difficult one to establish. Generally this is done by an instinctive process�that is what discretion, in its essence, is. A bona fide advantage to a plaintiff is a solid weight in the scale, often a decisive weight, but not always so.

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Legislation
  • Serious Crime Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2015
    ...... . (1) Where it appears to a court making a confiscation order that- . (a) there is property held by the ... . . (d) disruption of a system of communication;. . . (e) disruption of facilities for transport; or. ......
  • Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2015
    ...... . . (c) any deficiency in the person's policies, systems or practices of which the relevant breach appears to the court to be an indication. . (4) A "publicity order" is an order requiring the person to ......
  • The Public Contracts Regulations 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2015
    ...... “dynamic purchasing system"” means the system referred to in regulation 34; . “economic operator\xE2\x80"... (bb) judicial proceedings before the courts, tribunals or public authorities of a member State or a third country or ......
  • Coroners and Justice Act 2009
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2009
    ...... Victims and Witnesses; to make provision relating to the security of court and other buildings; to make provision about legal aid and about payments ... about particular matters relating to the operation of the coroner system. S-37 . Regulations about training 37 Regulations about training . (1) ......
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