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The Supreme Court has rejected two unionist legal challenges to the lawfulness of the Northern Ireland Protocol. One of the two challenges, which were heard together last year, was brought by a group of senior unionist politicians led by Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) leader Jim Allister and inclu

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Lord Kitchin is to retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the legal year, 29 September 2023. He became a Supreme Court Justice in October 2018, making him the fifth longest serving of the current justices.

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Two new non-executive directors (NEDs) have been appointed to the Supreme Court. Scottish accountant Iain Lanaghan has been appointed as the lead NED. His appointment comes as Kathryn Cearns stands down after five years as a NED and chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

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Judgment in the following Supreme Court case will be handed down next week: McCue (as guardian for Andrew McCue) (AP) (Appellant) v Glasgow City Council (Respondent) (Scotland). The appellant is the mother and guardian of Andrew McCue. Andrew is disabled and thus entitled to community care serv

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"Do you want to keep your brain engaged over the festive season?", asks the Supreme Court (presumably instead of eating your weight in chocolate and letting lingering resentments with siblings boil over). Then you may want to enrol in a free course offered by the court, in which participants will ge

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The Supreme Court will deliver its judgment in the latest independence case next week. The Scotland Act 1998 allows the Lord Advocate to “refer to the Supreme Court any devolution issue which is not the subject of proceedings” (para 34 of Schedule 6 SA).

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The Supreme Court will sit in Manchester next March, Lord Reed has announced. The sitting in Manchester will be the first time the court has ever sat outside one of the four UK capital cities. Three cases will be heard when the court, whose permanent home is in central London, sits at the Manchester

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Justices in the Supreme Court has been urged to throw out the case on whether Scotland can hold an independence referendum without Westminster's consent. Lawyers for the UK government said that Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC had given an answer on the competency of the bill, but that the Scottish gov

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The Supreme Court hearing on whether Scotland can call an independence referendum without the consent of the UK government begins today. The case deals with whether Holyrood has the necessary powers to call a referendum. Over the next two days a panel of judges will consider arguments before releasi

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An SNP politician has been rebuked over the tone of his remarks about the Supreme Court and the decision it reaches in the current referendum litigation. Michael Russell suggested that the court will “fail the people of Scotland” if it rules that Holyrood cannot hold its own independence

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The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the Scottish product liability action of Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Limited and Stryker UK Limited, unanimously dismissing the appeal brought by Mr Hastings. This maintains the finding of the lower courts that the appellant failed to prove that the

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