Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

Using our website

The Supreme Court website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these terms and conditions that take effect from the date of first use.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying the Supreme Court are proprietary marks of the Supreme Court. Copying of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.
Requests for permission to use our logo should be directed to:

Sophia Linehan-Biggs - Head of Communications
020 7960 1887

Tell us how and why your wish to use our logo(s). Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number, fax number and email.

You may use and re-use Crown copyright material from this website (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) under the terms of the Open Government Licence, provided it is reproduced accurately and not in a misleading context.

The above does not extend to:

  1. material identified as copyright of a third party; or
  2. video footage of past proceedings.

Authorisation to reproduce material identified as third party copyright must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Video footage of past proceedings is made available on specific terms which users accept before they first access a video from the archive. The video footage is made available for the sole purpose of the fair and accurate reporting of the judicial proceedings of the UK Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The re-use, capture, re-editing or redistribution of the video footage in any form is not permitted. You should be aware that any such use could attract liability for breach of copyright or defamation and, in some circumstances, could constitute a contempt of court.

For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on The National Archives website.


The Supreme Court website and material relating to Government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Supreme Court website.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Hyperlinking to the Supreme Court website

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The Supreme Court pages must load into the user's entire window.

Hyperlinking to third party websites

The Supreme Court is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Links to ICLR case reports

Similarly, the Supreme Court does not necessarily endorse the 'WLR Daily' reports of decided cases provided by the ICLR, which are linked to from selected case profile pages (for a trial period in Michaelmas Term 2015). These reports are written by ICLR Reporters working at the Court, and are provided to assist in understanding the Court's decision. The reports do not form part of the reasons for the decision. The full judgment of the Court is the only authoritative document.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.