Queen's Bench

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Queen's Bench

 (kwēnz)
n. Abbr. QB
A division of the British High Court of Justice, with jurisdiction over a variety of legal cases. Used when the sovereign is a woman.
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The oft-quoted aphorism "Not only must justice be done; it must also manifestly and undoubtedly seen to be done" is one of the fundamental canons of law as observed by Lord Chief Justice Hewart at the King's Bench division in 'R v Sussex Justices, ex p McCarty'.
MISS Lily Eyton Jones, a Liverpool music-hall artiste professionally known as Lily Eyton, of Bolsover Street, London, today, in the King's Bench Division, sued Captain Edward Ludlow Porter for damages and breach of promise of marriage.
Hewart, the 1st Viscount Hewart, was then Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, and was hearing an appeal at the King's Bench Division in a case where there was a perceived conflict of interest of those trying a case in a lower court.