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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It may also be of interest that another justice of the King's Bench, Sir William Yelverton, was "one of Fastolf's most prominent executors" ca.
Appointed by the state, he was following in the tradition made famous by a 1683 discourse from Matthew Hale, lord justice of the King's Bench in London, explaining that it is the responsibility of the wealthy to take care of the poor.
James Hewitt, who became Justice of the King's Bench and Chancellor of Ireland and the First Viscount Lifford.