We are the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases, and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Supreme Court hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance affecting the whole population.

To reduce contact with others and to minimise the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, we are restricting access to the building for external visitors. Some justices, staff and contractors will continue to work in the building, as required. We have put in measures to ensure that the building is compliant with government guidance.