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Admiralty
Admiralty
courts, also known as maritime courts, are courts exercising jurisdiction over all maritime contracts, torts, injuries, and offenses.

Contents

1 Admiralty
Admiralty
Courts in the United Kingdom

1.1 England and Wales 1.2 Scotland 1.3 Cinque Ports 1.4 Court regalia 1.5 Vice admiralty courts

2 Admiralty
Admiralty
Courts in the United States 3 Notes 4 References

4.1 Bibliography

5 External links

Admiralty
Admiralty
Courts in the United Kingdom[edit] England and Wales[edit] England's Admiralty
Admiralty
Courts date to at least the 1360s, during the reign of Edward III. At that time there were three such Courts, appointed by Admirals responsible for waters to the north, south and west of England. In 1483 these local courts were amalgamated into a single High Court of Admiralty, administered by the Lord High Admiral of England.[1] The Lord High Admiral directly appointed judges to the court, and could remove them at will and This was amended from 1673, with appointments falling within the purview of the Crown, [2][a] and from 1689 Judges also received an annual stipend and a degree of tenure, holding their positions subject to effective delivery of their duties rather than at the Lord High Admiral's pleasure.[2] From its inception in 1483 until 1657 the Court sat in a disused church in Southwark, and from then until 1665 in Montjoy House, a private premises leased from the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral. in order to escape the Great Plague of London
Great Plague of London
in 1665, the Court was briefly relocated to Winchester
Winchester
and then to Jesus College at Oxford University. The plague threat having subsided by 1666, the Court returned to London and until 1671 was located at Exeter House on The Strand before returning to Montjoy House near St Paul's.[4] During the period after the French and Indian War, Admiralty
Admiralty
Courts became an issue that was a part of the rising tension between the British Parliament and their American Colonies. Starting with the Proclamation of 1763, these courts were given jurisdiction over a number of laws affecting the colonies. The jurisdiction was expanded in later acts of the Parliament, such as the Stamp Act of 1765. The colonists' objections were based on several factors. The courts could try a case anywhere in the British Empire. Cases involving New York or Boston merchants were frequently heard in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
and sometimes even in England. The fact that judges were paid based in part on the fines that they levied and naval officers were paid for bringing "successful" cases led to abuses. There was no trial by jury, and evidence standards were lower than in criminal courts, the latter requiring proof "beyond reasonable doubt". The government's objective was to improve the effectiveness of revenue and excise tax laws. In many past instances, smugglers would avoid taxes. Even when they were caught and brought to trial, local judges frequently acquitted the popular local merchants whom they perceived as being unfairly accused by an unpopular tax collector. Cases were decided by judges rather than juries. In 1875, the High Court of Admiralty
Admiralty
governing England and Wales was absorbed into the new Probate, Divorce and Admiralty
Admiralty
(or PDA) Division of the High Court. When the PDA Division was in turn abolished and replaced by the Family Division, the "probate" and "admiralty" jurisdictions were transferred to, respectively, the Chancery Division and to the new " Admiralty
Admiralty
Court" (a subset of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court). Strictly speaking, there was no longer an " Admiralty
Admiralty
Court" as such, but the admiralty jurisdiction allocated by the Senior Courts Act 1981
Senior Courts Act 1981
was (and is) exercised by the Admiralty Judge
Judge
and other Commercial Court judges authorized to sit in Admiralty cases. When these judges sat, it became convenient to call the sitting the " Admiralty
Admiralty
Court". Today Admiralty
Admiralty
jurisdiction is exercised by the United Kingdom's High Court of Justice. The admiralty laws which are applied in this court is based upon the civil law-based Law of the Sea, with statutory and common law additions. The Admiralty
Admiralty
court is now housed in the Rolls Building. Scotland[edit]

Edinburgh's West Register House houses the records of the Scottish Admiralty
Admiralty
Court. Photo: Callum Black

The Scottish Court's earliest records, held in West Register House in Edinburgh, indicate that sittings were a regular event by at least 1556. Judges were styled " Judge
Judge
Admiral" and received appointment at the hands of the Scottish High Admiral[b] to hear matters affecting the Royal Scots Navy
Royal Scots Navy
as well as mercantile, privateering and prize money disputes. From 1702 the Judge
Judge
of the court was also authorised to appoint deputies to hear lesser matters or to deputise during his absence.[5] The Scottish Court's workload was small until the mid-eighteenth century, with judges hearing no more than four matters in each sitting. After the 1750s the volume of cases rose until by 1790 it was necessary to maintain a daily log of decisions.[5] The growth in caseload was related to increasing disputes regarding breaches of charter, including ship's masters seeking compensation for unpaid freight and merchants suing for damage to goods or unexpected port fees. Cases reflected Scotland's principal marine industries including the transshipment of sugar and tobacco and the export of dried fish, coal and grains. A smaller number of cases related to smuggling, principally brandy, and to salvage rights for ships wrecked on Scottish shores.[6] The Court ceased operation in 1832 and its functions were subsumed into the Court of Session, Scotland's supreme court for civil disputes.[5][7] Cinque Ports[edit] The sole survivor of the independent Courts of Admiralty
Admiralty
is the Court of Admiralty
Admiralty
for the Cinque Ports, which is presided over by the Judge Official and Commissary of the Court of Admiralty
Admiralty
of the Cinque Ports. This office is normally held by a High Court Judge
High Court Judge
who holds the appointment of Admiralty
Admiralty
Judge. The jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty
Admiralty
of the Cinque Ports
Cinque Ports
extends from Shore Beacon, Essex, to Redcliffe, near Seaford, Sussex. It covers all the sea from Seaford to a point five miles off Cape Grisnez
Cape Grisnez
on the coast of France, and the coast of Essex
Essex
(and Birchington, near Margate, Kent).[8] The last full sitting was in 1914. According to general civilian practice, the registrar can act as deputy to the judge, and the only active role of the judge now is to take part in the installation of a new Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Appeal from the court's decisions lies to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.[8]

Judge
Judge
Official and Commissary of the Court of Admiralty
Admiralty
of the Cinque Ports

In office Name Qualifications

1791-1809 French Laurence Doctor of Civil Law

1809-1855 Sir Joseph Phillimore -

1855-1875 Rt Hon Sir Robert Phillimore Bachelor of Arts, Doctor of Civil Law, Queen's Counsel, Privy Councillor, Barrister-at-Law

1914–1936 Rt Hon Sir Frederick Pollock Barrister-at-Law, Fellow of the British Academy, Queen's Counsel, Privy Councillor

1936 - 1961 RE Knocker Order of the British Empire

1961 - 1967 NLC Macaskie Queen's Counsel

1967-1979 Sir Henry Barnard Barrister-at-Law, Queen's Counsel

1979-1996 Lieutenant-Commander
Lieutenant-Commander
Gerald Darling Master of Arts (Oxbridge), Deputy Lieutenant, Barrister-at-Law, Queen's Counsel

1996- Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony -

Court regalia[edit] Since Elizabethan times, the symbol of authority for a British Admiralty
Admiralty
Court has been a silver oar, placed before the Judge
Judge
when the Court is in session. In this respect the silver oar is the equivalent of a ceremonial mace, representing the authority of the Crown and the Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom.[9] An antique silver oar is still placed before the bench when the High Court sits in London on matters relating to its Admiralty
Admiralty
Court functions; in past times it was borne by the Marshal in procession, not only in court but on occasions of arrest of persons or vessels, and also on the way to Execution Dock
Execution Dock
for the last journey of those convicted of piracy. The date of the London oar is uncertain: it is depicted on the tomb of David Lewis, Judge
Judge
of the High Court of Admiralty
Admiralty
from 1559 until 1584, there is some evidence that it may date from the beginnings of the Court in the fourteenth century, though one of several assay marks suggests that it was remade three centuries later (based on the earlier pattern).[10] Local courts and Vice-Admiralty Courts had their own silver oars; early examples survive from colonial Courts in Bermuda
Bermuda
(1701), Boston (1725), New York City
New York City
(c. 1725), Colombo
Colombo
(1801), Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope
(1806) and Calcutta.[11] The Admiralty
Admiralty
Court of the Cinque Ports
Cinque Ports
had a silver oar of early date, but it was stolen in the 1960s and replaced with a replica. Some Local Authorities possess examples relating to their former local admiralty jurisdiction. In recent times, new silver oars have been made for Admiralty
Admiralty
Courts in Canada, Australia and New Zealand;[12] in 2014 the Admiralty
Admiralty
Court presented a replica silver oar mace to the Corporation of Trinity House on the occasion of its 500th anniversary, acknowledging the work of its brethren in advising the court over much of its history. Vice admiralty courts[edit] To expedite the administration of maritime law, British colonies were routinely granted subsidiary jurisdiction through independent vice-admiralty courts. These were civil courts with the power to interpret colonial legislation, provided these did not conflict with Admiralty
Admiralty
Court decisions or British maritime law. The first vice-admiralty court in Australia was established in the colony of New South Wales in 1788. The first Vice-Admiral was Arthur Phillip and the first judge as Robert Ross. The court was abolished in 1911 when the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Supreme Court of New South Wales
was granted the admiralty jurisdiction of the court. A vice admiralty court was also formed in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
to try smugglers and to enforce the Sugar Act
Sugar Act
of 1764 throughout British North America. From 1763–1765, when American smugglers were caught, they were tried by corrupt judges who received a percentage of the confiscated goods if the defendants were found guilty; therefore, defendants were more than likely to be found guilty. Admiralty
Admiralty
Courts in the United States[edit] In the United States, the federal district courts have jurisdiction over all admiralty and maritime actions; see 28 U.S.C. § 1333. In recent years, a non-historically-based conspiracy argument used by tax protesters is that an American court displaying an American flag with a gold fringe is in fact an "admiralty court" and thus has no jurisdiction. Courts have repeatedly dismissed this as frivolous.[13] Nevertheless, practice rules in most court require any challenges to jurisdiction to be made immediately before other pleadings. Any courts can rule on any various issue, including maritime or admiralty if applicable to the claimants. If a successful challenge to a criminal prosecution under admiralty jurisdiction were to be made, the matter would be dismissed before any plea could be entered. Notes[edit]

^ An exception was Judge
Judge
Humphrey Henchman, appointed in June 1714 by direction of the Board of Admiralty, rather than the monarch. Henchman served for six months and was removed from office in December 1714.[3] ^ Other than a brief interregnum from 1689-1702, during which the position of Admiral was suspended and its functions administered by a board of commissioners.[5]

References[edit]

^ Senior, W. (1924). "The Mace of the Admiralty
Admiralty
Court". The Mariner's Mirror. 10 (1): 52. doi:10.1080/00253359.1924.10655256.  ^ a b Sainty 1975, p95 ^ Sainty 1975, pp. 95, 131 ^ Wiswall 1970, p.77 ^ a b c d Mowat, Susan (1997). " Shipping
Shipping
and Trade in Scotland 1556-1830". The Mariner's Mirror. 83 (1): 15–16. doi:10.1080/00253359.1997.10656626.  ^ Mowat, Susan (1997). " Shipping
Shipping
and Trade in Scotland 1556-1830". The Mariner's Mirror. 83 (1): 18–19. doi:10.1080/00253359.1997.10656626.  ^ " Court of Session
Court of Session
Act 1830", Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, 69, p. 21, 1830-06-23, the Court of Session
Court of Session
shall hold and exercise original jurisdiction in all maritime civil causes and proceedings of the same nature and extent in all respects as that held and exercised in regard to such causes by the High Court of Admiralty before the passing of this Act  ^ a b Meeson & Kimbell 2011, pp9-11 ^ Senior, W. (1924). "The Mace of the Admiralty
Admiralty
Court". The Mariner's Mirror. 10 (1): 49–50. doi:10.1080/00253359.1924.10655256.  ^ "Notes on the silver oar of the Admiralty. Court sent to judge Woolsey in December. 1941" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-09.  ^ "Historical summary". Archived from the original on 2015-02-10.  ^ "A new Admiralty
Admiralty
Mace for New Zealand" (PDF). [permanent dead link] ^ United States
United States
v. Mackovich, 209 F.3d 1227, 1233–1235, fn. 2 (9th Cir. 2000).

Bibliography[edit]

Meeson, Nigel; Kimbell, John (2011). Admiralty
Admiralty
Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction
and Practice (4th ed.). London: Informa Law & Finance. ISBN 9781843119432.  Sainty, J.C. (1975). Office-holders in Modern Britain: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870. London: Athlone Press. ISBN 0485171449.  Wiswall, F. L. (1970). The Development of Admiralty
Admiralty
Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction
and Practice Since 1800. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521077516. 

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