At some stage in our lives we are likely to have to go to court for one reason or another. In this section we explain how the court works and who and what you can expect to see.
Courts have a wide variety of functions. They include administering criminal law, resolving civil disputes and upholding the rights of citizens.
It is the court's job to make sure that the outcome of every case is fair and reasonable.
For many of us, the courtroom is an unfamiliar place - we might know its function, but we're unsure how the court works.
A good first step is to look at the roles of the people in court.
The purpose of a criminal trial is to outline the circumstances surrounding a crime and determine the guilt or innocence of the defendant.
Glossary of legal terms.
A list of judges