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This document contains the following information: Judicial statistics (revised) England and Wales for the year 2005.
These statistics cover the work of the criminal and civil courts in England and Wales for which the Lord Chancellor is responsible (Court of Appeal, High Court, Crown Court, Magistrates Courts and the county courts system), as well as the work of some associated offices, including the Public Guardianship Office, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and certain tribunals. This volume contains revised statistics for the year 2005 (to replace those published in May 2006 as Cm. 6799, ISBN 0101679920), which are organised as follows: the first eight chapters give a brief description of the function, constitution and jurisdiction of the courts or tribunals concerned together with an explanation of some of the procedures involved; with chapters 9 and 10 dealing with the judiciary and taxation of costs and publicly funded legal services. The report also highlights major features of the statistics and considers key trends.
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