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The law is a big and complicated topic.

There are many aspects to it that you have to keep in mind when you’re dealing with any legal issue.

For example, the jurisdiction of courts can be quite confusing.

A court has the power to adjudicate cases involving property located within its boundaries, but what if your property is located outside of their boundaries?

What does this mean for you?

Let’s take a closer look at how jurisdictions work and find out!

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In order for a court to exercise jurisdiction over property that is not located within its boundaries.

There must be an express or implied consent on behalf of the owner or occupier of those lands .

Otherwise they would only have territorial jurisdiction which applies only in limited circumstances such as the protection of those lands.

This means, for example, that a court has the power to adjudicate cases involving property located within its boundaries and can exercise jurisdiction over property outside of their own geographical area.

If there is an express or implied consent on behalf of the owner or occupier.

Otherwise they would only have territorial jurisdiction which applies in limited circumstances such as the protection of those particular areas.

A court’s statutory authority includes all territories within its geographic territory unless it lacks this type of mandate from legislation.

The courts cannot be considered fully functional without this kind of legislative support because then each individual judge will have much more discretion than usual with regard to any given case brought before him or her. 

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