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County Court

a local court in England and Wales, presided over by a circuit judge. They hear major civil cases, fast-track cases and handle bankruptcy and the winding-up of companies. Divorce and family cases are handled there.
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W]e find that a candidate's right to a specified term of office accrues on the date of assuming office," the court said, adding that those county court judges whose terms began on January 5, 1999, should be commissioned for a term of office of six years to expire on January 4, 2005.
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