The Court of General Gaol Delivery deals with criminal matters of a more serious nature than those in the Courts of Summary Jurisdiction (commonly referred to as Summary Court). All cases in this court are dealt with by a Deemster.
Cases are transferred from the Summary Court to the Court of General Gaol Delivery for either trial or for sentence, where the sentencing powers of the Summary Court are insufficient.
All criminal trials in the Court of General Gaol Delivery are trials by jury and have either a seven or twelve member jury.
You may wish to refer to the Court of General Gaol Delivery section for more information on court procedures.