Understanding court judgments


A court judgment is a binding decision made by a judge of magistrate at the outcome of an application or hearing. It depends on the court and type of matter as to how detailed a court judgment will be: for some matters it will set out in great detail the judge’s reasons for the decision; for other matters it will simply state the application and outcome.

It is important when you receive a court judgment that you can carefully examine the document for any errors or oversights.

  • Understanding your court judgment
  • Types of court judgments
  • Enforcing a court judgment
  • Appealing a court judgment

If you need help understanding, enforcing or appealing a court decision, you should get some legal advice from a solicitor.

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