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UK Supreme Court celebrates ‘turning 10’ in style with a commemorative, activity-packed Open Day

The UK Supreme Court is hosting a special open day this month to mark its tenth anniversary.

Published 10 October 2019

School pupils invited to put questions to Supreme Court justices

The UK Supreme Court is offering school pupils the opportunity to have a live question and answer session with a justice from their own classroom.

Published 8 October 2019

Conor Gearty: Johnson's behaviour made the Supreme Court case about the very existence of the rule of law

Professor Conor Gearty, professor of human rights law at LSE Department of Law, offers his initial thoughts on the historic Miller/Cherry judgment.

Published 25 September 2019

Bid to block no-deal Brexit on basis of Good Friday Agreement to be heard by UK Supreme Court

A legal bid to stop a no-deal Brexit on the basis that it would breach the Good Friday Agreement will be heard by the UK Supreme Court tomorrow.

Published 16 September 2019

Lord Sales suggests new laws to force consideration of climate issues

A UK Supreme Court justice has suggested laws could be introduced forcing companies to appoint a “designated board member for environmental impact issues” to make directors pay more attention to climate issues.

Published 5 September 2019

Lord Sumption's Reith Lectures now available on BBC iPlayer

This year's Reith Lectures are now available on BBC iPlayer.

Published 15 August 2019

UK Supreme Court finds all courts and tribunals have inherent jurisdiction to grant access to documents

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that all courts and tribunals have an inherent jurisdiction to grant access to court documents in a judgment reaffirming the principle of open justice.

Published 29 July 2019

Lord Reed becomes president of the UK Supreme Court

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of Lord Reed as the next president of the UK Supreme Court.

Published 24 July 2019

Lady Hale criticises proposed legislation in significant departure from convention

Lady Hale, president of the UK Supreme Court, has made a significant departure from convention by criticising a piece of proposed legislation currently under consideration by MPs.

Published 10 July 2019

Supreme Court Blog launches new podcast series – First Impressions

The UKSC Blog, a joint collaboration between CMS and Matrix Chambers, has launched its new podcast series, First Impressions.

Published 1 July 2019

Man granted UK Supreme Court hearing in bid to prevent police access to Boston College tapes

A former member of the IRA has been granted a UK Supreme Court hearing in an attempt to prevent police from gaining access to interviews given as part of a project known as the Boston College tapes.

Published 24 June 2019

Lord Neuberger warns further justice system cuts will lead to 'breakdown of the rule of law'

Lord Neuberger has warned that further cuts in the justice system will lead to a “breakdown of the rule of law”, The Times reports.

Published 23 May 2019

Supreme Court to hand down judgment in GCHQ hacking case

Judgment will be handed down next Wednesday by the UK Supreme Court in a case in which the appellant made a complaint to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) that GCHQ had been conducting unlawful computer network exploitation activity, or hacking.

Published 9 May 2019

Retired Supreme Court justice says there is 'no moral obligation to obey the law'

A retired Supreme Court justice has said there is "no moral obligation to obey the law" in a major intervention over the legality of assisted suicide.

Published 18 April 2019

Lady Hale reflects on heritage of the UK Supreme Court

Lady Hale reflected recently on attempts in the nineteenth century to establish an Imperial Court of Appeal, opposed by both Scotland and Ireland.

Published 10 April 2019