Panel numbers criteria

Panel numbers criteria

Criteria to be used when considering whether more than five Justices should sit on a panel.

  • If the Court is being asked to depart, or may decide to depart from a previous decision.
  • A case of high constitutional importance.
  • A case of great public importance.
  • A case where a conflict between decisions in the House of Lords, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and/or the Supreme Court has to be reconciled.
  • A case raising an important point in relation to the European Convention on Human Rights.