Supreme Court to launch paid internship for aspiring lawyers from underrepresented communities

The Supreme Court announced today that it will launch its first paid internship for those aspiring to a career at the English bar from underrepresented communities. The internship programme has been organised in collaboration with Bridging the Bar, a charity committed to the promotion of equal opportunity and diversity.

Published 27 May 2021

Supreme Court tours go virtual

The Supreme Court is to begin hosting interactive, guided virtual tours for the public.

Published 18 May 2021

Clydebank High welcomes Lord Reed

Clydebank High School was delighted to host the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed, who spoke to pupils on the legal studies course.

Published 13 May 2021

Calls for curb on Supreme Court’s power

The Supreme Court should be brought to heel in the wake of high-profile constitutional rulings, a former government lawyer has said.

Published 12 March 2021

Lady Justice Rose appointed to Supreme Court

Lady Justice Rose will join the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 13 April, it has been announced.

Published 5 March 2021

Northern Ireland: Widow of Pat Finucane to issue fresh proceedings over inquiry refusal

The widow of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane has issued fresh proceedings in the High Court in Belfast three months after the UK government refused to order a fresh public inquiry into the 1998 killing.

Published 1 March 2021

Plans to reform Supreme Court last gasps of ‘weirdos at No 10’

Plans to change the name of the Supreme Court have been described as “ill-thought out” and a “cheap act of revenge”

Published 16 November 2020

Lord Hodge: Profession must act to avoid ‘lasting detriment’ for young lawyers

The legal profession must act to ensure there is no "lasting detriment" to young lawyers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic striking early in their careers, the deputy president of the UK Supreme Court has said.

Published 9 November 2020

UK’s top court could soon have just one woman judge

The UK Supreme Court could be left with just one woman judge in a few months' time, risking a reversal of progress on diversity on the bench, campaigners have warned.

Published 9 November 2020

Lady Hale to deliver lecture on ‘communication and transparency’ in UK Supreme Court

Baroness Hale of Richmond, the former president of the UK Supreme Court, will deliver a lecture next week on communication and transparency in the UK's top court.

Published 30 September 2020

Vicky Fox to be Supreme Court’s new chief executive

Vicky Fox has been appointed the next chief executive of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, taking over from Mark Ormerod CB, who retires in September.

Published 18 June 2020

Lord Burrows sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Lord Burrows has been sworn in as a Supreme Court justice in a small ceremony in the court’s library. He recited the judicial oath in front of the court's president, Lord Reed. All the other justices tuned in to the session remotely.

Published 5 June 2020

Lord Justice Leggatt to be sworn in to Supreme Court in hybrid ceremony

Lord Justice Leggatt (Sir George Leggatt) will be sworn in as justice of the Supreme Court in a closed ceremony next Tuesday.

Published 16 April 2020

Supreme Court: Morrisons not liable for employee’s criminal data protection breach

In a keenly-awaited landmark ruling, the UK Supreme Court has ruled supermarket chain Morrisons is not liable for the conduct of an employee who leaked payroll data for over 100,000 workers and was subsequently jailed.

Published 1 April 2020

COVID-19: Supreme Court goes online

The Supreme Court (UKSC) and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) will hear all cases and deliver judgments through video conferencing from today.

Published 24 March 2020