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Court Hierarchy

Magistrates' Court


County Court


Supreme Court


High Court

Reasons for Hierachy

Specialisation


Administration


Appeals


Precedent



Appeal

To ask higher court to review a decision from a lower court

Barristers

Lawyers who usually present a case in higher courts

Coroner

A magistrate who has the power to investigate reportable deaths and fires

Heard Summarily

Serious offences that may be heard in the Magistrates' Court using a summary process

Hierarchy

A ranking- e.g the courts a ranked in order of importance

Judge

The Adjudicator in higher courts

Jurisdiction

The power of a court to hear and determine a case

Magistrate

A legal practitioner who is an adjudicator in the Magistrates' Court