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declaration

Overview page. Subjects: International Law.

(in the law of evidence) An oral or written statement not made on oath. The term is often applied to certain types of out‐of‐court statement that are admissible as an exception to the rule...

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error of law on the face of the record

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

A mistake of law that is made by an inferior court or tribunal in reaching a decision and is apparent from the record of its proceedings. The decision can be quashed by the High Court in...

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judicial review

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

1 The principal means by which the High Court exercises supervision over public authorities in accordance with the doctrine of * ultra vires. The power of the High Court to...

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prerogative orders

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Orders issued by the High Court in exercising its supervisory jurisdiction over inferior courts, tribunals, and public authorities. They include mandatory orders, prohibiting orders, and...

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prohibiting order

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

A prerogative order, obtained by an application for judicial review, in which the High Court orders an inferior court, tribunal, or public authority not to carry out an * ultra vires act...

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prohibition order

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

A remedy in which the High Court orders an ecclesiastical or inferior court, tribunal, or administrative authority not to carry out an ultra vires act (e.g. hearing a case that is outside...

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quash

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Vb.

To invalidate a conviction made in an inferior court or to set aside a decision subject to judicial review. See also quashing order.

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record

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The documents constituting an authentic account of the proceedings before a court, including the claim form or other originating process, the statements of case, and the judgment or order,...

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ultra vires

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Social Sciences.

(Latin, ultra, beyond + vires, powers)

An act or decision beyond the legal power of the person or institution making it, and thus invalid. Delegated legislation that contains...

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