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The UK Supreme Court, London

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The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is the supreme court in all matters under English and Welsh law, Northern Ireland law and Scottish civil law. It is the court of last resort and the highest appellate court in the United Kingdom, although the High Court of Justiciary remains the court of last resort for criminal law in Scotland. The Supreme Court also has jurisdiction to resolve disputes relating to devolution in the United Kingdom and concerning the legal powers of the three devolved governments (in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) or laws made by the devolved legislatures.
The Supreme Court was established by Part 3 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 and started work on 1 October 2009. It assumed the judicial functions of the House of Lords, which had been exercised by the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary (commonly called "Law Lords"), the 12 judges appointed as members of the House of Lords to carry out its judicial business. Its jurisdiction over devolution matters had previously been exercised by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
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  • Excellent and very interesting. We had booked this months ahead so really lucky to visit in such a momentous week. I shall treasure the photo of me sitting in one of the judges's seats in Court Room 1...  more »
  • This is the highest court in the United Kingdom. The Law Lords used to be based in the House of Lords but ten years ago a new location was found for them close to Parliament. It is the former Guildhal...  more »
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  • Elegant building with information about the judicial system and lots of artifacts and you can visit a courtroom, I was done is 30 minutes so there is not too much. It’s fun to stop by.
  • We had a lovely time. The Court was incredibly welcoming of the public. Great to see justice in action.
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