Courting publicity? The Supreme Court’s open door policy – Legal Week

Posted May 25th, 2012 in news, Supreme Court by tracey

“Three things in particular tend to surprise new visitors to the three-year-old Supreme Court. The first is that there are no secret tunnels to Parliament, which comes as a great disappointment to many school groups. The second is that the Justices sit on the same level as the rest of the court, rather than on a raised platform. And the third is that the best rooms in the house are reserved for the lawyers’ meeting spaces. The latter two point to a very conscious effort by the Law Lords to ensure that the building reflected the new institution’s overall approach, enshrined in the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, of being ‘accessible, fair and efficient’.”

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Legal Week, 24th May 2012