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23 November 2022
The Supreme Court gives a judgment on 23 November 2022

Practice Note November 2022

21 November 2022
Lord Reed, as President of the Supreme Court and Chairman of the Judicial Committee, has issued the following practice note in respect of the United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSC) and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC)

Future judgments

16 November 2022
The Supreme Court to give a judgment on 23 November 2022

JCPC visit to inaugurate new courtroom in the Cayman Islands

11 November 2022
As a prelude to the hearings in the Cayman Islands by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC), set to take place from 15-18 November 2022, a formal opening ceremony will take place in Grand Court 1

Supreme Court to sit in Manchester for the first time

24 October 2022
The UK Supreme Court, the highest court in the country, will be sitting in Manchester next March, Lord Reed, President of the Supreme Court announced today

Speeches

24 October 2022
Lord Leggatt, At a Glance conference

JCPC in the Cayman Islands, November 2022

21 October 2022
JCPC will sit in the Cayman Islands in November 2022

Bilateral Exchange of Senior Judiciary of the United Kingdom and Judges of the European Court of Human Rights

20 October 2022
Earlier this month, senior members of the UK Judiciary took part in an exchange with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Speeches

5 October 2022
Lord Hodge, Guildhall Lecture 2022

Speeches

5 October 2022
Lord Sales, The Annual Tort Law Research Group Lecture

Practice Note October 2022

3 October 2022
Lord Reed, as President of the Supreme Court and Chairman of the Judicial Committee, has issued the following practice note in respect of the United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSC) and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC)

Swearing-in of Sir David Richards as a Justice of the Supreme Court

28 September 2022
On Monday 3 October at 9.30am, Sir David Richards will be sworn in as a new Justice of the UK Supreme Court.

Celebrate 100 years of women at the Bar at the UK Supreme Court

23 September 2022
Come and celebrate 100 years of women at the Bar with a new pop-up exhibition in the lobby of the UK Supreme Court.

Statement from Lord Reed on the death of HM The Queen

8 September 2022
Lord Reed, President of the UK Supreme Court has issued a statement

Update on Reference by the Lord Advocate

7 September 2022
Update on Reference by the Lord Advocate of devolution issues under paragraph 34 of Schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998 UKSC 2022/0098

Permission to appeal

1 September 2022
Permission to appeal (PTA) results for June - August 2022

Swearing-in of Lord Lloyd-Jones as a Justice of the Supreme Court

26 August 2022
On Tuesday 30 August, Lord Lloyd-Jones will be sworn in as a Justice of the Supreme Court in a closed ceremony

New appointments to the UK Supreme Court and JCPC

17 August 2022
Lord Lloyd-Jones is re-appointed to his position as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom,
and Sir David Richards is appointed as a Justice to fill the vacancy created by Lady Arden’s retirement

Speeches

15 August 2022
Lord Burrows, Sir Christopher Staughton Memorial Lecture 2022

Permission to appeal

11 August 2022
Permission to appeal (PTA) results for May and June 2022

Dance & Battersbee v Barth Health NHS Trust – Permission to Appeal decision

2 August 2022
Lord Hodge, the Deputy President of the Court, Lord Kitchin and Lord Stephens (“the panel”) have considered the application for permission to appeal by the parents of Archie Battersbee, who has been in a deep coma since 7 April 2022.

Dance & Battersbee v Barth Health NHS Trust – Permission to Appeal application

2 August 2022
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has today, 2nd August 2022, received a Permission to Appeal (PTA) application in the case of Archie Battersbee.

UK Supreme Court to offer paid internship for aspiring lawyers from underrepresented
communities for a second year

29 July 2022
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will continue its partnership with charity Bridging the Bar for a second year

Permission to Appeal decision in the matter of Archie Battersbee

28 July 2022
This afternoon, 28th July 2022, the Supreme Court received an urgent Permission to Appeal (PTA) application in the case of Archie Battersbee.

Hearing date for the reference by the Lord Advocate

21 July 2022
Update on the reference by the Lord Advocate under paragraph 34 of Schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998 under the Supreme Court’s devolution jurisdiction.

Update on the reference by the Lord Advocate

19 July 2022
Update on the reference by the Lord Advocate under paragraph 34 of Schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998 under the Supreme Court’s devolution jurisdiction.

Speeches

19 July 2022
Lord Sales, Public Law Conference

UK Supreme Court's 2021-22 Annual Report and Accounts published

12 July 2022
Today, the 2021–22 Annual Report and Accounts of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UKSC) and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) was laid in Parliament, covering the Court's twelfth full financial year

Koestler Arts presents The Future is Never too Big

6 July 2022
This summer, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and prison arts charity Koestler Arts will once again collaborate, this time to showcase a display of artwork by young entrants to the 2022 Koestler Awards

Speeches

30 June 2022
Lord Hamblen, Keynote Speech

Speeches

30 June 2022
Lady Rose, Barnard’s Inn talk

Reference by the Lord Advocate to the Supreme Court

28 June 2022
This afternoon (Tuesday 28 June), the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UKSC) received a reference by the Lord Advocate under paragraph 34 of Schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998

Bilateral Exchange of the Judiciaries of the United Kingdom and Ireland

24 June 2022
Earlier this month, members of the UK judiciary took part in an exchange with the Supreme Court of Ireland.

Rwanda Permission to Appeal Application Refused

14 June 2022
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UKSC) received a Permission to Appeal application in the matter of R (NSK (Iraq)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department last night (13 June 2022)

Rwanda Permission to Appeal Application

14 June 2022

Speeches

6 June 2022
Lord Reed, Donoghue v Stevenson 90th Anniversary Conference

Permission to appeal

26 May 2022
Permission to appeal (PTA) results for April and May 2022

Speeches

25 May 2022
Lady Rose, United Kingdom Association For European Law Annual Lecture

Speeches

23 May 2022
Lord Reed, The Neill Law Lecture 2022

Speeches

12 May 2022
Lady Rose, Oxford Union talk

Speeches

11 May 2022
Lord Reed, London International Disputes Week Keynote Address

Permission to appeal

29 April 2022
Permission to appeal (PTA) results for March and April 2022

Lord Reed has officially rescinded the ‘Covid Practice Note’

30 March 2022
Lord Reed has officially rescinded the ‘Covid Practice Note’ issued during the Coronavirus pandemic

Role of UK Supreme Court judges on the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal

30 March 2022
A statement from Lord Reed, President of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Reed of Allermuir

Permission to appeal

28 March 2022
Permission to appeal (PTA) results for February 2022

Supreme Court launches selection process for new justices

11 February 2022
The process of appointing two new Supreme Court Justices begins today, as applications are invited from candidates
to fill the vacancies resulting from the retirement of Lord Lloyd–Jones and Lady Arden of Heswall.

Permission to appeal

27 January 2022
Permission to appeal (PTA) results for December 2021

Valedictory ceremony for Lady Arden

25 January 2022
The Right Hon Lady Arden of Heswall DBE retired as a Supreme Court Justice on 23 January 2022.

Appointment to the Supplementary Panel

13 January 2022
The UK Supreme Court is pleased to announce that Lord Lloyd-Jones will be joining the Supplementary Panel with effect from Friday 14 January

Internship Programme

12 January 2022
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom was privileged to invite eight lawyers to join the Court in the first week of November 2021

Explore the role and inner workings of the UK Supreme Court

12 January 2022
If you'd like to learn more about the UK Supreme Court, the role the Court plays within society and what it is
like to work there, this Royal Holloway course, produced in collaboration with the Supreme Court, is for you.