Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Courts of Great Sessions

The Welsh media are reporting that today's Government of Wales Act will give birth to the first separate Welsh legal system since the time Henry VIII. The truth is that the Courts of Great Sessions, which were finally abolished in 1830, were the last independent Welsh courts. It's said that these courts were ended because of their popularity with Welsh litigants and because the English lawyers wanted to get their hands on the fees.

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