“Comparison and critical appraisal of the English court system”

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“What is Law?” This is the most popular question to people from all walks of life. According to the meaning in dictionary, Law means, “the system of rules which a particular country or community recognises as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties”.1 In English legal system, there is a separation of power which dividing the whole legal system into three roles. They are…show more content…
Moreover, it can also impose any sentence, which could have imposed earlier by the magistrates’ courts and be much more harsher. The Crown Court has the power of imposing life sentences.5 On the other hand, with the enactment of County Court Act 1846, the County Courts were introduced to adjudicate in small claims or fast-­‐track civil litigations. There are more than 200 county courts serving by the circuit judges and district judges.6 The County Court hears small-­‐scale civil cases while mostly depending on monetary value of the claims. The civil litigation would divide into three tracks which are small claim track, fast track and multi-­‐track. These tracks of claims are for deciding which court should involves in. The County Court hears
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