The UK Supreme Court has assumed the jurisdiction of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and the devolution jurisdiction of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
It is an independent institution, presided over by twelve independently appointed judges, known as Justices of the Supreme Court. The court is housed in the refurbished Middlesex Guildhall on London's Parliament Square - opposite the Houses of Parliament and alongside Westminster Abbey and the Treasury - a fitting location for the apex of the justice system.
The Supreme Court was officially opened at the start of the legal year in October 2009.
- Jack Straw: Supreme Court opening is major milestone for government’s constitutional reform
- UK Supreme Court delivered on time and on budget
- UK Supreme Court building transferred to Ministry of Justice
- Appointment of the first chief executive of the Supreme Court
- Building works update 13 November 2007
- Supreme Court - new appointments process
- UK Supreme Court Chief Executive recruitment
- Building works started – 14 June 2007
Related external links
- Statutory Instruments - Supreme Court Fees Order 2009
- The Supreme Court
- Supreme Court Rules 2009 commencement order
- Parliamentary update - 14 June 2007
- Creating a home for the UK Supreme Court: images and renovation plans
- Current Law Lords
- Appellate Committee of the House of Lords
- Constitutional Reform Act 2005
- Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
- Consultation on draft supreme court rules (closed 10 April 2007)