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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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The Post Man for 17-19 February 1702 reported that 'On Monday last came on the Tryal against the Playhouse near Lincolns Inn Fields at the Kings Bench Bar .
Philip Monhan, Senior Clerk, Kings Bench Walk Chambers, Temple, London.
chants as he made his way to his seat behind the Gin Kings bench.
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Shortly afterwards he was appointed a Recorder and Deputy High Court Judge in the Family Division and invited to join the leading set of family chambers at 1 Kings Bench Walk, London.
Murray is in his fifth season behind the Kings bench and entered Thursday's game with Colorado needing just eight victories to catch Bob Pulford (178) as the winningest coach in club history.
Salgado writes that "it was no coincidence that Southwark, noted for its male and female brothels, its playhouses, bull and bear pits, had five prisons, the Cl ink, the Compter, the Kings Bench, the Marshalsea and the White Lyon.
Divac got his last foul of the series when he bumped Bryant as both chased down a loose ball toward the baseline, in front of the Kings bench.
He hit four 3-pointers in the run and turned the final one into a 4-point play when he was fouled by Doug Christie in front of the Kings bench.
After blowing a double-digit lead in the first half and nearly doing the same in the second, the Lakers wore down the Kings bench and won 109-95 in front of 18,997 fans.
The beer cups sailed out of the stands as a red-faced Andy Murray stalked off the Kings bench and up the tunnel to the dressing room.