Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
highest court of appeal in most of the United Kingdom
The Supreme Court (initialism: UKSC or the acronym: SCOTUK) is the final court of appeal in the United Kingdom for civil cases, and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
|Supreme Court of the United Kingdom|
|Cornish: An Lys Gorughel|
Irish: An Chúirt Uachtarach
Scots: The Supreme Coort
Scottish Gaelic: An Àrd Chùirt
Welsh: Y Goruchaf Lys
|Established||1 October 2009|
|Location||Middlesex Guildhall, Parliament Square, London, England|
|Coordinates||51°30′01″N 0°07′41″W / 51.5004°N 0.1281°WCoordinates: 51°30′01″N 0°07′41″W / 51.5004°N 0.1281°W|
|Composition method||Appointed by the Monarch|
on the advice of the Prime Minister, following approval of a recommendation by the Secretary of State for Justice
|Authorized by||Constitutional Reform Act 2005, Part 3, Section 23(1) and s. 23 (whole section)|
|Number of positions||12|
|Since||13 January 2020|
|Since||27 January 2020|
It hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance.
- ↑ "Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4), Part 3, Section 23". The National Archives (United Kingdom). 24 March 2005. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
- ↑ "The Supreme Court". The Registry, the Supreme Court (The Registry of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom). 12 January 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
- ↑ Court, The Supreme. "Swearing-in of The Right Honourable Professor Burrows QC as Justice of the Supreme Court - The Supreme Court". www.supremecourt.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-05.