Court System in UK Law

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

  • 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 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.

  • Johnson v Gore Wood & Company (A Firm)
    • House of Lords
    • 14 December 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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.

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  • 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. ......
  • Sentencing Act 2020
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 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 ......
  • Financial Markets and Insolvency (Settlement Finality) Regulations 1999
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 1999
    ...... association interposed between the institutions in a designated system and which acts as the exclusive counterparty of those institutions with ... “winding up” means— . (a) winding up by the court, or . (b) creditors' voluntary winding up, . within the meaning of the ......
  • 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. . Annotations: Commencement Information # I325 S. 36 in force at ......
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