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Supreme Courts (Highest Instance)

The Court of Appeal, which sits six times per year, hears appeals from the Royal Court in both criminal and civil cases. From the Court of Appeal, the highest court to which appeal may be taken is the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in England.

Court of Appeal
Privy Council UK

Appellate Courts

The Royal Court is the principal court in the jurisdiction. There are three full time judges of the Royal Court, the Bailiff, Deputy Bailiff and the Master. The Bailiff and Deputy Bailiff are the main trial/substantive hearing judges. The Bailiff has constitutional functions in addition to his judicial role, and so it is the Deputy Bailiff who hears a larger number of the cases which come before the Royal Court for determination.

Royal Court
Royal Court Rules

First Instance Courts

Magistrate's Court
Youth Court

Minor Courts Justices of the Peace

The Petty Debt Courts decide on matters wih claims below 10.000 pound

Petty Debts Court

Jurisprudence (Case Law)


Judiciary (general)

The Judicial Greffe is a part of the Royal Court and performs the administrative functions, providing the court clerks and producing the Acts of Court after hearings.

Jersey Courts
Judicial Greffe

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