United Kingdom Decisions

The highest court in the United Kingdom is the Supreme Court, which replaced the House of Lords in 2009. The UK Supreme Court reviews appeals from the Court of Appeal, which is divided into Criminal and Civil Divisions, and from the High Court, which is divided into Chancery, Queen’s (or King’s) Bench, and Family Divisions. While the Court of Appeal reviews only appeals on points of law, as does the UK Supreme Court, each division of the High Court reviews both appeals from other courts and some cases of “first instance.” Other courts in the UK include the Crown Court, the Magistrates’ Court, the County Court, and the Family Court.

Decisions From Foreign and International Courts (United Kingdom)
B (A Minor) v. Director of Public Prosecutions
Date: February 23, 2000
Court: House of Lords
Citation: 1 All E.R. 833
Ex parte Pinochet
Date: March 24, 1999
Court: House of Lords
Citation: 2 W.L.R. 827, 38 LLM. 581 (1999)
Regina v. Cunningham
Date: May 27, 1957
Court: Queen's Bench
Citation: 2 Q.B. 396
In re Polemis & Furness, Withy & Co.
Date: January 1, 1921
Court: King's Bench
Citation: 3 K.B. 560 (1921)
London County Council v. Allen
Date: May 28, 1914
Court: King's Bench
Citation: Ann.Cas.1916C 932
Krell v. Henry
Date: August 11, 1903
Court: King's Bench
Citation: 2 K.B. 740 (1903)
Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co.
Date: 1893
Court: England and Wales Court of Appeal
Citation: 1 Q.B. 256 (1893)
Watteau v. Fenwick
Date: December 12, 1892
Court: Queen's Bench
Citation: 1 Q.B. 346 (1892)
Derry v. Peek
Date: July 1, 1889
Court: House of Lords
Citation: 14 App. Cas. 337 (1889)
Regina v. Serne
Date: 1887
Court: Central Criminal Court
Citation: 16 Cox C.C. 311
Regina v. Faulkner
Date: January 16, 1877
Court: Court for Crown Cases Reserved (Ireland)
Citation: 13 Cox C.C. 550
Dickinson v. Dodds
Date: 1876
Court: Court of Appeal, Chancery Division
Citation: 2 Ch. Div. 463 (1876)
Regina v. Prince
Date: June 12, 1875
Court: Court for Crown Cases Reserved
Citation: 13 Cox C.C. 138
Raffles v. Wichelhaus
Date: 1864
Court: Exchequer Court
Citation: 159 Eng. Rep. 375 (1864)
Byrne v. Boadle
Date: November 25, 1863
Court: Exchequer Court
Citation: 159 Eng. Rep. 299 (1863)
Taylor v. Caldwell
Date: May 6, 1863
Court: Queen's Bench
Citation: 122 Eng. Rep. 309, 3 Best & S. 826 (1863)
Hadley v. Baxendale
Date: February 23, 1854
Court: Courts of Exchequer
Citation: 9 Ex. Ch. 341 (1854)
Hochster v. De La Tour
Date: June 25, 1853
Court: Queen's Bench
Citation: 2 Ellis & BI. 678 (1853)
Lumley v. Gye
Date: January 1, 1853
Court: Queen's Bench
Citation: 2 Ellis & Bl. 216 (1853)
M'Naghten's Case
Date: June 19, 1843
Court: House of Lords
Citation: 8 Eng. Rep. 718
Vaughan v. Menlove
Date: January 23, 1837
Court: Court of Common Pleas
Citation: 132 Eng. Rep. 490 (1837)
Adams v. Lindsell
Date: June 5, 1818
Court: King's Bench
Citation: 106 Eng. Rep. 250 (1818)
Kingston v. Preston
Date: 1773
Court: King's Bench
Citation: 88 Eng. Rep. 437 (1773)