Court for the Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved: Order Books
Order books of the Court for the Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved for the period 1853-1859 only.
Each entry gives the composition of the court for the hearing in question, a full version of the case stated and a brief statement of the outcome. Details of the judges' reasoning are not given.
The Court for the Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved was established by the Administration of Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 1848 and was presided over by Judges of the High Court who sat when required. The Criminal Appeal Act 1907 transferred the Court's jurisdiction to the Court of Criminal Appeal and the Court was wound up in 1908.
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