Lord Kerr defends role of judiciary in checking power of government

The last thing the UK needs is a government whose ministers exercise “unbridled power”, a former UK Supreme Court justice has said.

Published 19 October 2020

QC calls for abolition of Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ought to be abolished and have its functions transferred to an appeal court comprising judges drawn from the UK's three legal jurisdictions, a senior barrister and academic has suggested.

Published 5 August 2020

Lord Sumption admits to disobeying coronavirus rules when they reached 'absurdity'

Lord Sumption has admitted that he stopped obeying the coronavirus regulations when they began "reaching levels of absurdity".

Published 22 July 2020

Vicky Fox to be UK Supreme Court’s new chief executive

Vicky Fox has been appointed the next chief executive of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, taking over from Mark Ormerod CB, who retires in September.

Published 18 June 2020

Sir Declan Morgan ruled out as candidate for Supreme Court seat

Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, has been ruled out as a candidate for the UK Supreme Court seat to be vacated by Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore on his retirement in September.

Published 1 May 2020

Lady Hale named patron of The Next 100 Years

Lady Hale, former president of the UK Supreme Court, has been named as the patron of The Next 100 Years, a project dedicated to achieving equality for women in law.

Published 2 April 2020

Morrisons not liable for employee's criminal data protection breach

In a keenly-awaited landmark ruling, the UK Supreme Court has ruled supermarket chain Morrisons is not liable for the conduct of an employee who leaked payroll data for over 100,000 workers and was subsequently jailed.

Published 1 April 2020

UK Supreme Court goes online

The UK Supreme Court (UKSC) and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) will hear all cases and deliver judgments through video conferencing from today.

Published 24 March 2020

Supreme Court justice warns against politicising judicial appointments

An outgoing UK Supreme Court justice has issued two "caveats" to "anyone" thinking of politicising judicial appointments to the UK's highest court – namely that the court deals with very few political cases and that observers often "get things wrong".

Published 13 March 2020

Supreme Court school competition closes soon

Have you recently been on a tour of the UK Supreme Court with your school? Did your visit spark an interest in the law? Are you considering studying law at university? Or perhaps you have a general interest in how the justice system works here in the UK.

Published 24 January 2020

'Highly respected' Lord Reed profiled by Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 has profiled Lord Reed, the new President of the UK Supreme Court.

Published 21 January 2020

Lord Reed becomes President of the UK Supreme Court

Lord Reed has been installed as the new President of the UK Supreme Court.

Published 13 January 2020

Lady Hale to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme

UK Supreme Court president Lady Hale will guest edit a special episode of BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 27 December, from 6-9am.

Published 24 December 2019

Tributes paid to Lady Hale at valedictory ceremony ahead of retirement

Senior judges and lawyers paid tribute to UK Supreme Court president Lady Hale today at a valedictory ceremony marking her retirement next month.

Published 18 December 2019

UK Supreme Court’s first artwork featuring women in law unveiled to celebrate centenary

The first UK Supreme Court artwork featuring women from the legal profession has been unveiled, commemorating the centenary of the 1919 Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, which paved the way for women to practise law.

Published 17 December 2019