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.

In line with the latest government guidance the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom building will be closed from 5 November until at least 2 December. All hearings and judgments in the Michaelmas term (1 October – 21 December 2020) will be conducted virtually, via WebEx video conferencing, and are available to watch live and on-demand. Staff and justices will work remotely except for essential activities that require attendance in the building. We have put in measures to ensure that the building is compliant with government guidance.