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
M-F (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 991 - 15/07/14
The Court of Appeal (CA) dismissed a Local Authority's appeal against an adjournment, for the fourth time, of a care final hearing. The CA considered the procedural history and held the the Judge had made an entirely justified decision. The CA further stated that the phrase 'planned and purposeful delay' had outlived it's usefulness in family proceedings as a result of the test imposed by section 32(5) of the Children Act 1989 , as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014.
DE v AB [2014] EWCA CIV 1064 - 24/07/14
The Court of Appeal (CA) directed that a Mother's oral application for permission to appeal orders in respect of financial provision for a child should be held in public but subject to immediate and continuing publicity protection.
Starlight Shipping Co v Allianz Marine & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 1010 - 18/07/14
Insurers obtained damages for costs incurred by reason of foreign proceedings commenced after settlement of insurance claims in English proceedings. Following a disputed claim for the loss of a ship a settlement was reached between the shipowners and insurers. Insurers subsequently brought a claim for damages and sought declarations that shipowners had breached the settlement agreements. Those proceedings were initially stayed by the Court of Appeal, but the stay was lifted by the Supreme Court.
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