House of Lords judgment

18 March 2009

Law Lords rule on a case covering a point of law as to whether a Crown Court is empowered to make a restraint order in respect of property located outside of England and Wales.

The House of Lords is the UK's highest Court of Appeal. A group of Members called the Law Lords, who are qualified judges, make case judgments. They also hear and determine appeals. Their decision is final in civil matters for all UK courts and in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for criminal cases.

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