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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 Bahrain-based international telecommunications group said that its fully owned subsidiary Batelco Millennium India Company (BMIC) had approached the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, in the UK on July 16 saying the defendants were in breach of the court's ruling of June 12 awarding it $212 million.
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He is president of the High Court's Queen's Bench Division. Sir John, 65, earned his ferret nickname from barristers who say he can be particularly irritable.
The papers were filed at the High Court of Justice's Queen's Bench Division in London.
On January 22, 2010, she was appointed as a Justice of the High Court in the Queen's Bench Division.
Dismissing their actions in a ruling lasting more than two hours, Sir John Thomas, president of the Queen's Bench Division, announced that their "extradition to the United States of America may proceed immediately".
But Sir John Thomas - president of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court, who sat with Mr Justice Treacy - said it would be "very difficult at this point in time" to establish whether the shootings were "deliberate executions".
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.
ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry during his recent visit to London in connection with the International Conference of Jurists where he also received the International Jurist Award, held meetings with the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and other Justices of the Queen's Bench Division.
Sir John Thomas, president of the Queen's Bench Division, and Justice Ouseley, were urged to block the extradition order on grounds that Dewani's mental health has deteriorated to the point where he is "too ill to be extradited" and is a suicide risk.
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.
He can appeal to the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court within 28 days from being given notice of the order, the committee said.