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crown court

n
(Law) English law a court of criminal jurisdiction holding sessions in towns throughout England and Wales at which circuit judges hear and determine cases
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crown court

n (Brit) (Law) → corte f d'assise
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This volume reports on the findings of a 20-month study (conducted between 2011 and 2012) of the Crown Court in England and Wales, based on interviews with adult crime victims, witnesses, defendants, and professionals and practitioners working in two Crown Courts, and observation of court hearings, to detail the key features of the court's process as it is experienced by victims, witnesses, and defendants; the nature of the relationship between the different players in the courtroom; and the extent victims, witnesses, and defendants see court processes and outcomes as fair and legitimate.
The have been no photographs, audio or video recordings allowed during trials or sentencings in magistrates or crown courts.
But he has conducted a number of long trials in North Wales during that period and sat periodically at Mold and Caernarfon Crown Courts.
The court heard the conman, who had no legal training, had sent a number of headed letters to Truro and Plymouth crown courts while he was still in prison stating he was a "senior advocate".
He is an advocate with higher rights of audience meaning he can present cases in crown courts.
He suggested an earlier date could be found at Coventry or Birmingham Crown Courts.
One trial in 20 in magistrates courts and one in 32 in Crown Courts did not go ahead.
Plans have been drawn up by the Lord Chancellor for a new combined courts service that will give greater powers to magistrates while relieving pressure on crown courts.
Within four years, the aim is to extend the system to 78 crown courts across England and Wales.
He has been regularly prosecuting in trials in Newport and Cardiff Crown Courts.
When it opens - by the end of 2008 - the pounds 30 million building will include a police station, magistrates and crown courts, the Crown Prosecution Service, the youth offending team, probation service, and victim and witness support teams.
Liverpool is one of 30 crown courts in the country launching the pounds 2.