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The Supreme Court

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.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh
10 June 1921 to 9 April 2021
Read about the arrangements following The Duke of Edinburgh's death

In line with the latest government guidance the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom building will be closed for the coming weeks. We anticipate that hearings and judgments in the Easter term (13 April – 28 May 2021) 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.

Court sittings

exterior building

There are currently no cases taking place.