Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
|Supreme Court of the United Kingdom|
|Cornish: An Lys Gorughel|
Irish: An Chúirt Uachtarach
Scots: The Supreme Coort
Scottish Gaelic: An Àrd Chùirt
Welsh: Y Goruchaf Lys
|Established||1 October 2009|
|Location||Middlesex Guildhall, Parliament Square, London, England|
|Coordinates||51°30′01″N 0°07′41″W / 51.5004°N 0.1281°WCoordinates: 51°30′01″N 0°07′41″W / 51.5004°N 0.1281°W|
|Composition method||Appointed by the Monarch|
on the advice of the Prime Minister, following approval of a recommendation by the Secretary of State for Justice
|Authorized by||Constitutional Reform Act 2005, Part 3, Section 23(1) and s. 23 (whole section)|
|Number of positions||12|
|Since||13 January 2020|
|Since||27 January 2020|
The Supreme Court (initialism: UKSC or the acronym: SCOTUK) is the final court of appeal in the United Kingdom for civil cases, and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance.
Current Justices[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4), Part 3, Section 23". The National Archives (United Kingdom). 24 March 2005. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
- ↑ "The Supreme Court". The Registry, the Supreme Court (The Registry of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom). 12 January 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
- ↑ Court, The Supreme. "Swearing-in of The Right Honourable Professor Burrows QC as Justice of the Supreme Court - The Supreme Court". www.supremecourt.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-05.