Definition of Queen's Bench in US English:

Queen's Bench

(also Queen's Bench Division)

noun

  • (in the UK) a division of the High Court of Justice.

    • ‘Many of the proceedings against former employees were commenced in the Chancery Division of the High Court; but others were commenced in the Queen's Bench Division or in County Courts up and down the country.’
    • ‘This was a decision of the Queen's Bench Division two justices.’
    • ‘It is only since 1875 that it has been the statutory title of the president of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice.’
    • ‘Next term I am in the Queen's Bench and the court of Criminal Appeal.’
    • ‘In the Queen's Bench Division it is usually the responsibility of the plaintiff to provide a draft order to the court.’
    • ‘While there is no appeal, its decisions are subject to judicial review by the Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench Division where there is an error of law or procedure.’
    • ‘I find it intrinsically unfair that the appellant should be indemnified in the Crown Court but not in the Queen's Bench Division where the proceedings should stand or fall with the criminal proceedings.’
    • ‘His case was due to be heard today in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court in London.’
    • ‘In this case a warrant had been issued against a firm of solicitors which was itself under investigation, and this was upheld by the Queen's Bench Division in an action for judicial review.’
    • ‘He lost that first appeal in the military court; in July his next appeal will be heard at the Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench, in the high court.’
    • ‘The jurisdiction was not vested in the Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench Division alone, and the Attorney-General did not have to be involved.’
    • ‘The case was tried by a senior and experienced judge of the Queen's Bench Division who ought to have been capable of conducting the trial without any basic error, let alone five fundamental errors of the nature set out above.’
    • ‘She appealed to the Queen's Bench Division, which refused to interfere and she then appealed to the Court of Appeal, which set aside the judgment.’
    • ‘The plaintiff succeeded in recovering damages in the county court, but the Queen's Bench Division on appeal ordered judgment be entered for the defendant.’
    • ‘Any proceedings in a criminal cause or matter are determined before a Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench Division.’
    • ‘In November 1999, the Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench Division in London declared him a ‘vexatious litigant’ and banned him from bringing civil proceedings.’
    • ‘In that decision, the Court of Appeal urged the Queen's Bench to offer a model scheme for the calculation of child support and suggested an ‘interim litmus test’ for reasonableness in the absence of such a scheme.’
    • ‘On a case stated by the justices, the Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench Division dismissed B's appeal.’
    • ‘Although this argument appealed to the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court, it was rejected on the basis that the doctrine of precedent must be applied and Caldwell was clear on this point.’
    • ‘Further, not all of these cases involved applications for judicial review: some concerned the supervisory jurisdiction exercised by the Queen's Bench Division over inferior courts.’