High Court


Definitions of High Court


(ENGLAND AND WALES) a court system based in London and comprising three divisions (the Chancery Division, the Queen's/KIng's Bench Division and the Family Division) of both original and appellate jurisdiction. Most of its work deals with civil cases, but it occasionally hears criminal cases as well.

A convicted child murderer from Lancashire has appeared before the High Court to appeal for UK prisoners to have the right to vote.