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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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  • As my automatically-generated Windows 10 screen-saver just spookily reminded me I, over 2 years ago, posted a Review of the Houses of Parliament. My conclusion in that review was that the Institution ...  more »
  • I recently found out that my local court is the highest court in the u.k, that gave me quite a high feeling especially with the name being supreme, so as I do I just had to check it out, as usual lots...  more »
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  • Fascinating whether or not The Court is actually in session! Cosy & small exhibition area a hidden gem adjacent to Westminster Abbey.
  • I love the smell of hot justice being dispensed in the morning.
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