Crown sidelined from new Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2009 in Crown, news, Supreme Court by sally

“The Crown has been sidelined from the new Supreme Court in a move that breaks with traditions dating back almost 1,000 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

UK Supreme Court delivered on time and on budget – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 2nd, 2009 in press releases, Supreme Court by sally

“On the eve of the new legal year, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Jack Straw announced the successful delivery of the new UK Supreme Court.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th September 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

TV coverage means justice really will be seen to be done – The Times

Posted October 1st, 2009 in media, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Today is a turning point in the history of our legal system, not only because we have a new highest court in the land, but because the public will finally see justice at work.”

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The Times, 1st October 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

What lawyers think of Blair’s legacy – the Supreme Court – The Times

Posted October 1st, 2009 in news, Supreme Court by sally

“The creation of the United Kingdom’s first Supreme Court which comes into being today, has overwhelming support among lawyers — and they also predict that it will flex its muscles to become more powerful, in time, than the law lords that it replaces.”

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The Times, 1st October 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lord Bingham to speak on the new Supreme Court – The Bar Council

Posted September 30th, 2009 in press releases, Supreme Court by sally

“In the aftermath of the controversy surrounding the opening of the Supreme Court, Lord Bingham will lead a debate which will include any impact to our own constitution. Lord Brennan QC will chair the debate. This is bound to be a stimulating session at the time of this historic change.”

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The Bar Council, 29th September 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

College of Law Podcast: Jenny Rowe, CEO of Supreme Court – Charon QC

Posted September 28th, 2009 in podcasts, Supreme Court by sally

“Today, as part of my series of podcasts for The College of Law Inside Track I talk to Jenny Rowe, the CEO of the new Supreme Court.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 28th September 2009

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Supreme Court summer recess progress – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 10th, 2009 in press releases, Supreme Court by sally

“Lord Bach has made a statement about further progress towards the establishment of the UK Supreme Court.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th September 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Top Dogs: Britain’s New Supreme Court – BBC Radio 4

Posted September 8th, 2009 in news, Supreme Court by sally

“The UK Supreme Court is replacing the House of Lords as the highest court in the land. Yet hardly anyone knows who its justices are, why the reform has been made and how it will change our lives. Joshua Rozenberg goes behind the scenes to talk to the judges and to visit their new court, and discovers from leading politicians how the new court was created. He also asks if Parliament will find the new judicial top dogs to be dangerous rivals for power.”

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BBC Radio 4, 8th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Please note this programme will only be available for 7 days after the broadcast date.

British Supreme Court is ‘frivolous’ creation, warns top judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2009 in news, Supreme Court by sally

“Former Law Lord Lord Neuberger, who declined to move to the Supreme Court and has instead been appointed Master of the Rolls, said the far-reaching change to the legal system appeared to have been dreamt up ‘over a glass of whisky’ by former Prime Minister Tony Blair.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Freedom of expression and the role of the Supreme Court – some issues from across the world – Speech by The Rt Hon Lady Justice Arden DBE

Posted August 3rd, 2009 in freedom of expression, speeches, Supreme Court by sally

Freedom of expression and the role of the Supreme Court – some issues from across the world (PDF)

Speech by The Rt Hon Lady Justice Arden DBE

A Judicial-Academic Conference,31st July 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Lawcast 152: Lord Falconer on assisted dying and the new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom – Charon QC

Posted July 28th, 2009 in assisted suicide, podcasts, Supreme Court by sally

“Today I am talking to Lord Falconer, a former Lord Chancellor, about two important and interesting themes – assisted dying and his amendment to the Suicide Act defeated in the Lords recently and secondly his thoughts on the reasoning behind establishing a new Supreme Court and the direction it may, in time, take.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 28th July 2009

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Supreme Court Implementation Programme – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 17th, 2009 in press releases, Supreme Court by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement about the Supreme Court Implementation Programme: ‘I am pleased to be able to report further significant progress… the programme remains on time and within budget.’ ”

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Ministry of Justice, 15th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Modernity v Prudence, 2009: Jury’s out on UK’s £56m supreme court – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2009 in news, Supreme Court by sally

“Thanks to a £56m renovation of Middlesex Guildhall, a dilapidated crown court in Parliament Square, the longstanding and peculiarly British tradition that has seen the country’s most senior court sitting in the same building as the legislature will come to an end.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Supreme Court: new building, new look, new way of working? – The Times

Posted May 7th, 2009 in news, Supreme Court by sally

“The scaffolding is down and the stonework cleaned up. Passers-by can now get their first glimpse of the supreme court. And the verdict on the building from the man who will lead the judges through its doors this October is positive.”

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The Times, 6th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lord Justice Collins among new supreme court justices – The Times

Posted April 9th, 2009 in judges, news, Supreme Court by sally

“A former solicitor is among the first two judges to be appointed to the new supreme court.”

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The Times, 8th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Seventy is far too early for a supreme court judge to retire . . . – The Times

Posted March 26th, 2009 in judiciary, news, retirement, Supreme Court by sally

“The Lord Chancellor will soon be announcing who will fill the vacancies on the new supreme court, which begins work in October when the law lords move across Parliament Square to Middlesex Guildhall. There is a very strong case for increasing the retirement age for supreme court justices from 70 to 75. In 1916 the Earl of Halsbury heard a case on the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords at 92. The Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 now provides that judges must retire at 70. There is an exception for those first appointed to a judicial office before March 31, 1995. They can continue working until 75.”

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The Times, 26th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Supreme Court overleaps Lords with avowals of better value, transparency

Posted February 23rd, 2009 in news, Supreme Court by sally

“From October this year the Supreme Court will replace the House of Lords as the highest court in ­England and Wales.”

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The Lawyer, 23rd February 2009

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Fees in the United Kingdom Supreme Court – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 11th, 2009 in fees, news, Supreme Court by sally

“A consultation on the system of fees and concessions for civil and devolution cases in the Supreme Court, after it becomes operational in October 2009.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th February 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Supreme Court inferior to Lords, some judges say – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2008 in special report, Supreme Court by sally

“In an unprecedented joint interview, two senior judges who will be joining the UK Supreme Court next year reveal that one or two of their fellow justices think we would be better off without it. Might it be something to do with the post code?”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The £60 million makeover: new building, new law lords, new postcode – The Times

Posted November 20th, 2008 in news, Supreme Court by sally

“There are just eight days left to apply for what must be the hottest jobs in the judiciary — the first specifically appointed posts in the new supreme court. There are three vacancies, as three law lords will retire between now and the start of the court next autumn (Lord Hoffmann, Lord Carswell and Lord Scott of Foscote). For the first time candidates for the highest court in the land must apply. So what are the qualifications to be one of Britain’s top judges? ”

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The Times, 20th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk