County Courts of England and Wales

County Courts of England and Wales

The County Court of England and Wales is a civil court that deals with a wide range of legal disputes, including contract disputes, property disputes, and personal injury claims. It also has jurisdiction over certain family law matters, such as divorce and child custody.

The County Court operates at a local level, with courts located throughout England and Wales. Each court serves a specific geographical area, and cases are typically heard by a district judge.

In the County Court, cases are usually heard by a judge alone, without a jury. The judge is responsible for making decisions based on the evidence presented by the parties involved in the case.

The County Court has the power to issue a wide range of orders, including injunctions, orders for specific performance, and orders for the payment of money. It can also award damages to compensate individuals or businesses for losses suffered as a result of the actions of another party.

The County Court plays an important role in the English and Welsh legal system by providing a forum for individuals and businesses to resolve civil disputes fairly and efficiently. Its decisions can have a significant impact on the lives of those involved, and it is widely regarded as an important part of the country's justice system.
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