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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The contractor filed a builders' lien and chased the owner for payment in Queen's Bench. The process was very expensive and very slow.
Price, a partner at Peacock Linder Halt & Mack LLP in Calgary, is appointed a Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta and a Judge ex officio of the Court of Appeal of Alberta.
19 creating an additional nine positions on the Court of Queen's Bench and an additional position on the Court of Appeal.
The Initiative is led by Justice Andrea Moen of the Court of Queen's Bench and Assistant Deputy Minister Lynn Varty from Alberta Justice and aims to produce recommendations for a family justice system that is "open, responsive, cost-effective and puts the needs of children and families first, while assisting families with the early and final resolution of disputes." If there is ever going to be an opportune time for significant change in Alberta, now would seem to be it.
During the visit of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to London, he held meetings with the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and also other Justices of the Queen's Bench Division.
Mark Nicolson missed Elgin's original penalty and sub keeper Blair Lochhead came off the Queen's bench to keep out Jason Crook's retaken kick.
Judge Sir John Thomas, President of the Queen's Bench Division, said: "The gun that was put to her head was certainly something the lady believed was real."
Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, sitting with the President of the Queen's Bench Division Sir John Thomas and Lord Justice Leveson, also dismissed five other appeals in burglary cases, but allowed three challenges relating to terms imposed for handling offences.
The company has received the needed approvals of the shareholders of both WestFire and Orion, and the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta.
Wesley Robert Stevenson, 60, a former vice-president of finance and administration at First Nations University of Canada, pleaded guilty on June 9 in the Court of Queen's Bench in Regina, two years after being fired over allegations of impropriety.
Gupta served as president of the Queen's Bench Bar Association in San Francisco in 1953, and Ruth Rymer, who served as president in 1976, agreed to prepare the brief reminiscence of Gupta that appears below.
announced today that the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta has ruled in Sonde's favor, dismissing the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act protection previously afforded Canadian Sahara Inc.