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.

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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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100 Years Ago In the King's Bench Division of the High Court Justice, a Divisional Court in the case of Nash v Finlay, had before them an appeal by way of special case from the conviction by the magistrates of Stafford of Ann Margaret Nash, under a bye-law of the borough which provided that no person should wilfully annoy any passenger in the streets.
IN THE King's Bench Division today, Mr Justice Coleridge commenced the hearing of an action brought by Mr Walter Duckworth, member of a large Liverpool firm, against the Scottish Widows' Fund Life Assurance Society.
The Home Secretary and the governor and medical officer of Winson Green Prison, Birmingham, successfully defended an action which was brought against them in the King's Bench Division yesterday by Mrs (Mary) Leigh, a suffragist, whose hunger strike was brought to an abrupt end by forcible feeding .