The Royal Courts of Justice
The Royal Courts of Justice houses an administrative group which is divided into a number of divisions each of which has its own courts. The Royal Court of Justice building accommodates both the Court of Appeal and the High Court.
The Court of Appeal consists of two divisions:
- the civil division which hears appeals from the High Court
- the criminal division which hears appeals from the Crown Court
The High Court deals with higher level civil disputes. There are three divisions of the High Court:
Other areas of the High Court include:
The Administrative Court which is one of the most varied in terms of what it covers. The types of cases it deals with are:
- Judicial Reviews
- Statutory appeals and applications
- Applications for Habeas Corpus
- Applications under the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 and the Criminal Justice Act 1988
In addition to the Court of Appeal and the High Court the Royal Courts of Justice Group is responsible for:
- Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG).
- The Court of Protection
- The Office of the Chief Magistrate