Court of Appeal

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A court created by the Judicature Acts 1873–75, forming part of the Supreme Court of Judicature. The Court exercises appellate jurisdiction over all judgments and orders of the High Court and most determinations of judges of the county courts. In some cases the Court of Appeal is the court of last resort, but in other cases its decisions can be appealed to the House of Lords, with permission of the Court of Appeal or the House of Lords. The Court is divided into a Civil Division (presided over by the Master of the Rolls) and a Criminal Division (presided over by the Lord Chief Justice). The ordinary judges of the Court are the Lords Justices of Appeal, but other specific office holders and High Court judges may, by invitation, also sit in the Court.

Subjects: Law.

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