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Law Appeals

Law ( Appeals )

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What are the courts of first instance? Magistrates court and Crown court
What are the Appellate courts? (Crown court), High court (queens bench division), Court of appeal, Supreme court (formally the house of lords)
The hierarchy of the courts is based on what precedent? Binding precedent
What is the definition of an appeal? Where a superior court examines the decision of a lower court
What are the two types of appeals? "Appeals against sentence or conviction" or "Appeals on point of law by way of case stated"
Appeals against "conviction or sentence" is when what happens? Where there was a mistake in the facts (I didn't do it!) or too harsh or wrong kind of sentence
What condition makes it impossible to appeal under conviction or sentence? After a guilty plea
in what situation would you be able to appeal on "point of law by case stated" The law was wrongly applied or the law itself is wrong
Created by: cwarburton