Court of King's Bench

Court of King's Bench
Court of King's (or Queen's) Bench
In English law, the supreme court of common law in the kingdom; merged in the Supreme Court by the Judicature Act, 1873, No. 6. It was one of the successors of the curia regis and received its name, it is said, because the king formerly sat in it in person. During the reign of a queen it was called the Queen's Bench, and during Cromwell's Protectorate it was called the Upper Bench. The Queen's Bench Division of the High Court is today one of three divisions of the High Court. The others are the Chancery Division and the Family Division. Its jurisdiction and composition are governed by the Supreme Court Act, 1981, No.No. 4(4), 61(1)

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Court of Queen's Bench — Court of King s (or Queen s) Bench In English law, the supreme court of common law in the kingdom; merged in the Supreme Court by the Judicature Act, 1873, No. 6. It was one of the successors of the curia regis and received its name, it is said,… …   Black's law dictionary

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