Court Cases
A court case or a legal case is a dispute between two parties, which is resolved by a court or an equivalent legal process. Cases are categorised into civil cases or criminal cases, which can be further classified, as per the case law headings, such as employment law, family law or personal injury law cases, to the right of this page. UK cases can be brought in the Scottish Courts, the Courts of England & Wales, or the Courts of Northern Ireland and European Courts hear cases at European level.

The Scottish Courts include the Sheriff Courts, Court of Session, the Supreme Court & the High Court of Justiciary.

Courts of England & Wales include Magistrates' Courts, County Courts, the Crown Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Judicial Committe of the Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court.

The Courts of Northern Ireland include the County Courts, the Crown Court, High Court, Court of Appeal & the UK Supreme Court.

There are other courts which have UK-wide jurisdiction, such as, for immigration law, the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, or, for employment law, there is a unified system of Employment Tribunals across Scotland and England & Wales (excluding Northern Ireland).

At European level there exists the European Court of Justice, which is not to be confused with the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of the Council of Europe.

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Latest Court Cases
E v B [2014] EUECJ C-436/13 - 01/10/14
Reference for a preliminary ruling made in proceedings between the parents, in relation to the jurisdiction of the courts of the UK to hear and determine the usual place of residence of their child, and the rights of access of the father. The CJEU gave a preliminary ruling finding that jurisdiction - which had been prorogued under Art 12(3) of BIIR in favour of a court of a Member State before which proceedings had been brought by mutual agreement of the holders of parental responsibility -...
CompactGTL Ltd v Velocys Plc & Ors [2014] EWHC 2951 (Pat) - 22/09/14
V's patents relating to catalysts for use in the Fischer-Tropsch process for converting gases into liquid hydrocarbons were amended to correct an obviously mistaken reference, and were infringed by C's catalyst structure and process. It would be immediately clear to the skilled person that the various references to "residence time less than five seconds" and "contact time less than five seconds" were unreconcilable, and that a mistake had been made in the drafting. A...
F-D v Children and Family Court Advisory Service [2014] EWHC 1619 (QB) - 11/06/14
Where a father claimed damages against CAFCASS in respect of alleged negligent advice and support in a dispute over contact with his son, the court determined that it was not just and reasonable to impose a duty of care on CAFCASS towards the father. The duty imposed on CAFCASS to safeguard and promote the welfare of X, and its duty to give advice to the court, was potentially in conflict with its duty to give advice, information and other support to the parents and to F in particular. CAFCASS...
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