The role and composition of the Supreme Court

Role and Composition of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (SCUK) is the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases, and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance affecting the whole population.

The Supreme Court has its own website here. You can use this website to get information on the HISTORY, ROLE and FUNCTIONS of the Supreme Court and the position it occupies in the UK judiciary (system of courts)

You should also use this website to make notes on the COMPOSITION of the UK Supreme Court – in other words, who sits on it? How many Supreme Court judges are there? How are they chosen? How long do they sit for?

When you have made notes on these key factors you have completed the first part of your project on the Supreme Court.

You will also find the BBC website useful. Read it here.

The ‘Guardian’ website keeps a close eye on the Supreme Court. Read the latest news here.

Key reading from Lynch – here

Read more on about the key operating principles of the UK Supreme Court here.

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