Tag: court

Jul

23

Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court is Queensland’s highest court. It deals with the most serious criminal cases such as murder, attempted murder and major drug offences and with civil cases that involve claims over $250,000 or a dispute about a government decision. The Supreme Court is made up of the Trial Division and the Court of Appeal. […]

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Jul

23

Small Claims Tribunal

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The Small Claims Tribunal was set up to offer a cheap and simple alternative to bringing a small claim before a court. You may find yourself confronted with the prospect of a hearing before the Tribunal if you are involved in a dispute that involves an amount under $7,500 and/or when the dispute is about: […]

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Jul

23

Queensland Court System

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Facing the courts system in Queensland can be a daunting process without the assistance of a lawyer experienced in dealing with the courts at all levels. It is the nature of the dispute or the type of offence that determines which court a matter will be heard in.  All of the courts can determine both criminal […]

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Jul

23

Magistrates Court

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The Magistrates Court is the busiest court in Queensland. It is the first stop for all criminal matters and many civil matters. There are 82 courthouses in Queensland. A stipendiary magistrate presides over the magistrates court, makes all decisions and delivers judgments. The magistrate wears robes but no wig and is referred to as “Your […]

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