Catalogue description Supreme Court of Judicature: The Crown Court at Knightsbridge: Case Files

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Title: Supreme Court of Judicature: The Crown Court at Knightsbridge: Case Files

This series contains case records created through proceedings for indictable offences and / or 'either way' offences that were tried at Knightsbridge Crown Court. The files contain the papers that would have been created during this activity. Typically, these would include: copy of indictment; defendant and witness statements; photographs; lists of exhibits produced in court; antecedents sheet; pre-sentencing reports; court and imprisonment orders.

Note: The naming of a defendant within this catalogue does not imply guilt.
Date: 1972-1990
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Supreme Court of Judicature, Crown Court at Knightsbridge, 1971-

Physical description: 22 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 2005 Department for Constitutional Affairs

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The origins of the Crown Court lies in the Royal Commission set up by Lord Beeching in 1966 to investigate and propose reforms to the system of Assizes and Quarter Sessions that had remained unchanged for hundreds of years.

The Court Act 1971 adopted many of the reforms proposed by the Beeching Commission and replaced the traditional Assize courts from 1 January 1972.

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