Appeal to the Supreme Court in criminal cases
Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers
Appeal to the Supreme Court in criminal cases

The following Corporate Crime practice note Produced in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Appeal to the Supreme Court in criminal cases
  • Statutory basis of appeal to the Supreme Court
  • Appeals from the High Court in a criminal cause or matter
  • Appeals from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
  • Procedure for appeal to the Supreme Court
  • Interventions by third parties in UKSC proceedings
  • Preparation of appeal when permission granted
  • Interpretation and translation requirements
  • Appeal hearing in the Supreme Court
  • Time limits for appeal to the Supreme Court
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As of 23 March 2020, the Supreme Court building has closed until further notice—see: LNB News 24/03/2020 59 Update on the operation of the Supreme Court following coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the closure, the Supreme Court Registry issued specific guidance detailing how it is currently operating remotely, see: LNB News 31/03/2020 53 Arrangements for the UK Supreme Court during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Practitioners might also find it useful to consult the daily operational summaries published by HM Courts and Tribunal Service which provides details of the current workings of the courts. We are reviewing our content on the basis of information available and will keep it under regular review. Meanwhile, for updates on key developments and related practical guidance on the implications for lawyers, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the criminal justice system—overview and Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit.

Statutory basis of appeal to the Supreme Court

The United Kingdom Supreme Court, sometimes called the ‘UKSC’, was established by Part 3 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 which came into force on 1 October 2009.

The Supreme Court’s jurisdiction corresponds to that of its predecessor, the House of Lords (HL). In addition, the Supreme Court hears appeals regarding devolution matters from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales,

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