Tag Archive for Supreme Court

Quiz – the new Supreme Court

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The new Supreme Court came into existence on 1st October and was officially opened by the Queen on 16th October.  The court replaces the House of Lords as the highest domestic court of appeal in England and Wales.  As regular readers will be aware, the law lords moved out of their offices in the Palace…

Judges come and go

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This morning, the new Justices of the Supreme Court were sworn in at the Supreme Court building (formerly Middlesex Guildhall) in Parliament Square.  Shortly afterwards, they were back in the Palace of Westminster.  To mark the start of the legal year, judges attend a service in Westminster Abbey and then process across to the Palace…

From House of Lords to Supreme Court

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Shortly before the final sitting of the law lords, one of their number – Lord Mance – gave an interview on the move from the Palace of Westminster to the new Supreme Court the other side of Parliament square.  You can link to the interview here.  In the course of it, he provides an answer…

The Law Lords depart

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The House  last Monday paid tributes to the law lords and on Thursday the law lords held their last judicial sitting in the House.  Though we may still see them individually, they cease to be members with the creation of the Supreme Court.  (Under the terms of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 we also lose…

Law lords on the move…

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There was a judicial sitting of the House yesterday morning.  It followed the usual procedures.  However, upstairs on the second floor where the law lords are located, everything is not as usual.  Packing is already under way in preparation for the move to the Supreme Court. The House will rise in just over two weeks.  When we resume…