Submitting and Receiving a Complaint in Minor Matters

Linxia Liang

in Delivering Justice in Qing China

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263990
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734373 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Submitting and Receiving a Complaint in Minor Matters

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This chapter discusses how to submit and receive a complaint in minor matters. It examines the jurisdiction for accepting a complaint, specifically the jurisdiction of magistrates. The next section covers the requirement concerning time limits for submitting and receiving a petition, followed by a discussion of petitioners and their agents, scriveners, and litigation masters. The proper form of the complaint and submitting and receiving a complaint are discussed in the last portion of the chapter.

Keywords: complaints; minor matters; jurisdiction; magistrates; time limits; petitioners; agents; scriveners; litigation masters; complaint forms

Chapter.  13444 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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