The High Court of Justice of England and Wales
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Shirley Lao  Identity Verified
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May 24, 2014

Does the High Court of Justice of England and Wales include any court of Scotland?

[Edited at 2014-05-24 10:20 GMT]

[Edited at 2014-05-24 10:29 GMT]


Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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In principle no, but ... May 24, 2014

I'm sticking my neck out here, and you need a real legal expert if you want a more detailed answer, but here are some explanations.

Cross-border cases between Scotland and Northern Ireland

The criminal legal system that operates in England and Wales has remained entirely separate from that of Scotland and Northern Ireland and they are considered as separate jurisdictions. Prosecutors should therefore refer to the principles above apply to cross-border cases between England and Wales and Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Just to kick off a discussion...


David Lin  Identity Verified
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'no' for sure May 24, 2014

Scotland keeps its own high court from that of England and Wales. See the Scotland Justice website for more info as follow:

The United Kingdom does not have a single unified legal system—England and Wales have one system, Scotland another, and Northern Ireland a third. There are exceptions to this rule; for example in immigration law, the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal's jurisdiction covers the whole of the United Kingdom, while in employment law there is a single system of Employment Tribunals for England, Wales, and Scotland (but not Northern Ireland). Additionally, the Military Court Service has jurisdiction over all members of the armed forces of the United Kingdom in relation to offences against military law.


Shirley Lao  Identity Verified
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Very helpful information May 25, 2014

Dear Christine and David,

Thank you very much for your explanations. These are very helpful to me.



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