Queen's Bench

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Queen's Bench

n. 1) the highest court in Great Britain during the reign of a Queen, so that opinions are identified as a volume of Queen's Bench (QB). 2) in the United States, organizations of women lawyers, dating from when women were a small minority of practicing attorneys and needed to encourage each other, urge employment of women attorneys, protect against discrimination, and promote the cause of equality for women lawyers. Recent bar admissions now include close to 50 percent women.

Queen's Bench

the division of the HIGH COURT which mainly deals with civil damages cases such as those based on CONTRACT and TORT. There are three specialist divisions: the COMMERCIAL COURT, the ADMIRALTY COURT and the DIVISIONAL COURT.
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James Hewitt, who became Justice of the King's Bench and Chancellor of Ireland and the First Viscount Lifford.
Rogers closes with a fine chapter summarizing the work of Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, 756-1788.
Sir Edward Coke, Chief Justice of Common Pleas and later Chief Justice of the King's Bench, had repeatedly challenged the authority of the King, the Chancellor Sir Thomas Egerton, and the Chancery, which had the tacit support of the King in its decisions.

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