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(p. 70) 3. The court system of England & Wales 

(p. 70) 3. The court system of England & Wales
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(p. 70) 3. The court system of England & Wales
Author(s):

Scott Slorach

, Judith Embley

, Peter Goodchild

, and Catherine Shephard

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198785903.003.0003
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date: 01 December 2020

This chapter outlines the court system of England and Wales, first explaining key themes and concepts that are essential for understanding the structure and mechanics of the English courts. It then discusses the criminal courts and civil courts of England and Wales; other courts and forums that have significance in the English legal system, such as the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice, but are not part of the English court system; and alternatives to litigation (alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, Ombudsmen, and negotiation).

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