Court System in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Rondel v Worsley
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Noviembre 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 would be a retrograde development if an advocate were under pressure unwarrantably to subordinate his duty to the Court to his duty to the client.

  • Saif Ali v Sydney Mitchell & Company
    • House of Lords
    • 02 Noviembre 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.

    My Lords, it seems to me that to require a court of co-ordinate jurisdiction to try the question whether another court reached a wrong decision and, if so, to inquire into the causes of its doing so, is calculated to bring the administration of justice into disrepute.

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

    The High Court's power to dismiss a pending action for want of prosecution is but an instance of a general power to control its own procedure so as to prevent its being used to achieve injustice. 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.

  • Johnson v Gore Wood & Company (A Firm)
    • House of Lords
    • 14 Diciembre 2000

    That is to adopt too dogmatic an approach to what should in my opinion be a broad, merits-based judgment which takes account of the public and private interests involved and also takes account of all the facts of the case, focusing attention on the crucial question whether, in all the circumstances, a party is misusing or abusing the process of the court by seeking to raise before it the issue which could have been raised before.

  • Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 Noviembre 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.

  • Thoday v Thoday
    • Court of Appeal
    • 19 Diciembre 1963

    If in litigation upon one such cause of action any of such separate issues as to whether a particular condition has been fulfilled is determined by a Court of competent jurisdiction, either upon evidence or upon admission by a party to the litigation, neither party can, in subsequent litigation between one another upon any cause of action which depends upon the fulfilment of the identical condition, assert that the condition was fulfilled if the Court has in the first litigation determined that it was not, or deny that it was fulfilled if the Court in the first litigation determined that it was.

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  • Serious Crime Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 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 ... ...
  • Sentencing Act 2020
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2020
    ... ... matters.Before sentencingPart 2 is about powers exercisable by a court before passing sentence.SentencingPart 3 is about court procedure when ... costs” means costs of providing the judiciary and the rest of the system of courts, but does not include defence or prosecution costs;“relevant ... ...
  • The Family Procedure Rules 2010
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2010
    ... ... a new procedural code with the overriding objective of enabling the court to deal with cases justly, having regard to any welfare issues involved ... ...
  • European Union Act 2011
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2011
    ... ... subsections (5) to (9) of section 2 of the 2002 Act (voting system in Great Britain and Gibraltar) to the results of the poll at the general ... ...
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