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Introductory film

Introductory film

What is the Supreme Court? Why was it established in 2009? And what issues does it hear about?

This introductory film, primarily aimed at GSCE/Standard Grade students, explores the role and the workings of the Supreme Court, the only court with UK-wide jurisdiction and the highest court in the land. It also explains its relationship to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the highest court for British Overseas Territories and a number of Commonwealth countries.

Taking a look around the Court's home in the grand former Middlesex Guildhall, in Parliament Square, the film also gives a glimpse of what you can expect to see on a visit here.

If you are a teacher or student interested in an educational visit, please see our Education page for further information.

Please note that the film may be viewed by clicking above or on our YouTube channel. It is not available to download due to Crown copyright reasons.