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Virtual exchange between the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the High Court of Australia

Virtual exchange between the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the High Court of Australia

Tuesday 6 December 2022

This month, Justices of the UK Supreme Court took part in a virtual exchange with the High Court of Australia. This is part of a series of virtual bilateral meetings with judicial colleagues, globally. Roundtable discussions were led by Justices from each delegation on different topics, including the structures and procedures in each court.


UK delegation, The Lawyers’ Suite, UK Supreme Court, Tuesday 6 December 2022
UK delegation, The Lawyers’ Suite, UK Supreme Court, Tuesday 6 December 2022

The UK delegation comprised:

  • The Rt Hon The Lord Reed of Allermuir, President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • The Rt Hon Lord Hodge, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • The Rt Hon Lord Lloyd-Jones, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • The Rt Hon Lord Hamblen of Kersey, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • The Rt Hon Lord Leggatt, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • The Rt Hon Lord Burrows, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • The Rt Hon Lord Richards of Camberwell, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

The Australia delegation comprised:

  • The Hon Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
  • The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC, Justice of the High Court of Australia
  • The Hon Justice Michelle Gordon AC, Justice of the High Court of Australia
  • The Hon Justice James Edelman, Justice of the High Court of Australia
  • The Hon Justice Simon Steward, Justice of the High Court of Australia
  • The Hon Justice Jacqueline Gleeson, Justice of the High Court of Australia
  • The Hon Justice Jayne Jagot, Justice of the High Court of Australia

Lord Reed, President of the UK Supreme Court, said of the exchange, “I am pleased that we are now able to use technology to hold discussions with one of our most important sister courts in the common law world. The presentations and discussions were interesting and valuable, and we look forward to strengthening further the relationship of our two courts”.