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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Judicature Act, RSA 2000, c J-2), case law and scholarly opinion and found that the Court of Queen's Bench had the power to provide assistance to lower courts (e.
Perhaps as a consequence of such cases as these, Saskatchewan's Justice Minister has made the suggestion that the province could dissolve the HRT and delegate future HRC cases to the Court of Queen's Bench.
Following a review of comments made by Mr Justice Stanley Burnton last month when dismissing a High Court challenge to the disqualification by Mullins, the Jockey Club decided the judge would grant the trainer's application to switch the case to the Queen's Bench Division, and that attempting to block the move would be a futile exercise.
On February 8, 2008, the Court of Queen's Bench decided that the Minor Injury Cap is an invalid law because it unjustifiably violates the Charter's equality guarantee.
Preetam Singh was applying to the Queen's Bench Divisional Court on behalf of Bhajan Singh, of Longford Road, Coventry, for an order directing the Home Secretary to allow him out of prison under escort to marry Paramjit Kaur, of 173, Willen-hall Road, Wolver Hampton, at" Wolver Hampton Register Office.
The court may back the Human Rights Commission: in 2003, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's bench upheld an SHRC ruling that biblical verses critical of homosexuality could be considered "hate speech.
The six-times champion jockey's case will be heard in the Queen's Bench division of the High Court at the Royal Courts of Justice, although Fallon himself is unlikely to attend.
30, features guest speaker Robert Turner, institute president, senior master in the Queen's Bench division of the high court and Queen's Remembrancer, an office dating from the 10th century.
But the House of Lords overruled the Queen's Bench Divisional Court and dismissed the boy's claim.
Court of Queen's Bench Justice Geoffrey Oliphant says sections of the province's Health Services Insurance Act are in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
In November, 1997, PricewaterhouseCoopers was appointed as the Company's interim receiver by the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (the "Alberta Court") and the Company's common shares were permanently delisted from the Montreal exchange.
CALGARY, Alberta -- Zi Corporation (TSX:ZIC)(NASDAQ:ZICA), a leading provider of intelligent interface solutions, today announced the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta Judicial District of Calgary has ruled in favor of Zi on a motion made by Marty Steinberg, Esq.