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The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal for the petitioner and appellant in Glasgow City Council v X, a case that considered the extent of the statutory duty of councils to provide suitable temporary homeless accommodation that meets the assessed needs of homeless households. Permission w

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The Supreme Court has upheld decisions rejecting an attempt to allow AI to be named an inventor on a patent application. Dr Stephen Thaler had tried to have his AI, named Dabus, recognised as the inventor of a food container and a flashing light beacon.

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President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed of Allermuir, has been awarded the honorary degree of LLD by the University of Edinburgh. It is a little over 45 years since Lord Reed’s previous graduation at Edinburgh when, on 14 July 1978, he received the degree of LLB in the company of four others

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The Supreme Court has rejected the UK government's plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda. A bench of five in the Supreme Court unanimously upheld a ruling from the Court of Appeal that there was a real risk of deported refugees having their claims in Rwanda wrongly assessed or being returned to t

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Lady Justice Simler will join the Supreme Court on 14 November, it has been announced. His Majesty The King made this appointment on the advice of the Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor, following the recommendations of an independent selection commission.

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New evidence alleging a conflict of interest in a Supreme Court justice's involvement in legal cases over the collapse of Rangers Football Club has emerged. Lord Hodge, 70, led a panel of three judges who dismissed an appeal made by the businessman David Grier, who had been appointed as an administr

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The Supreme Court's Ask a Justice programme returns for the 2023/24 academic year, giving schools the opportunity to have a live question and answer session with a justice from their own classroom. The sessions provide a unique insight into the work of the justices and is excellent for pupils and st

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The UK Supreme Court has received and determined applications for permission to cross-appeal in the following cases, often referred to as the Rwanda appeals: No further applications for permission to appeal are expected to be received.

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The Supreme Court has ruled that litigation funders must redraft their agreement terms. In PACCAR Inc & Ors v Competition Appeal Tribunal & Ors, four out of five justices declared that these types of agreements fall under the statutory definition of damages-based agreements (DBAs).

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A valedictory was held for Supreme Court justice Lord Kitchin yesterday, ahead of his retirement in September. Lord Kitchin has been a justice since October 2018. Remarks were made by Lord Reed, Iain Purvis KC, Daniel Alexander KC and Lord Kitchin himself who thanked his family and colleagues for th

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ALBA Westminster Leader Neale Hanvey MP has published a legal opinion from Professor Robert McCorquodale on “matters relating to international legal issues concerning the right to self-determination for the people of Scotland”. The opinion published is the first of two legal documents to

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The Supreme Court has launched the first year of its 2023-2026 business plan. The plan details five strategic priorities for the next three years. These priorities are:

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