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High Court

England's most important civil court of first instance, divided into the QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION, the FAMILY DIVISION and the CHANCERY DIVISION.
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Never can there come fog too thick, never can there come mud and mire too deep, to assort with the groping and floundering condition which this High Court of Chancery, most pestilent of hoary sinners, holds this day in the sight of heaven and earth.
On such an afternoon some score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be--as here they are--mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horsehair warded heads against walls of words and making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.
Thus, in the midst of the mud and at the heart of the fog, sits the Lord High Chancellor in his High Court of Chancery.
But at last the High Court of Appeal went into it and the poor fellow was acquitted and put under proper care.
One of the young men of fashion - he who was found dead at the bottom of a well on the night of the earthquake had once given him a complete suit of Hindu kit, the costume of a lowcaste street boy, and Kim stored it in a secret place under some baulks in Nila Ram's timber-yard, beyond the Punjab High Court, where the fragrant deodar logs lie seasoning after they have driven down the Ravi.
The apex court bench, comprising Chief Justice Chaudhry Mohammad Ibrahim Zia and Justice Raja Saeed Akram Khan, gave this decision while setting aside a judgment of the high court in the case.
But on the day the High Court decision was issued, Dr Matiang'i filed a notice of appeal while claiming that the High Court had no jurisdiction to declare null and void his declaration regarding the self-proclaimed general.
According to a report by a private media outlet, the reports further stated that no judges from Supreme Court, Peshawar High Court, Islamabad High Court and Balochistan High Court held dual nationality.
In the changes, Justice Christine Meoli was moved from Naivasha High court to Kiambu.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mohammad Iqbal, provincial ministers, judges of the LHC, vice chairman Pakistan Bar Council, presidents and office bearers of Lahore High Court Bar Association and Lahore Bar associations and a host of legal luminaries were present on the occasion.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal, provincial ministers, judges of the LHC, vice chairman Pakistan Bar Council, presidents and office bearers of Lahore High Court Bar Association and Lahore Bar associations and a host of legal luminaries were present on the occasion.
The petition of Tamil prisoners seeking to transfer their cases back to Vavuniya High Court from Anuradhapura High Court came up today, Senior State Counsel Azad Navavi informed Court that the Attorney General has no objection to re-transfer these cases.

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