Supreme Court—general provisions and considerations
Supreme Court—general provisions and considerations

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Supreme Court—general provisions and considerations
  • Coronavirus—implications for appeals to the UK Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Background to the UKSC
  • Glossary of terms in the UKSC
  • Supreme Court Rules and Practice Directions
  • Role of the Supreme Court
  • Constitution of the Supreme Court in any proceedings
  • UKSC Registry
  • Time limits in appeals to the UKSC
  • Serving documents on the other parties
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Supreme Court has issued specific guidance detailing how it is operating at this time. The latest update, issued 25 September 2020 by way of Practice Note from Lord Reed, is available here, and includes provision for remote working of the Supreme Court Registry and for hearings to be conducted by video-conferencing. For details of the implications for appeals to the UKSC, see: Coronavirus—implications for appeals to the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) below. For further general guidance on the implications of the pandemic for dispute resolution practitioners, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution.

This Practice Note considers appeals to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UKSC). For guidance on appeals to the UKSC under the pre-October 2012 provisions, see Practice Notes: Supreme Court—permission to appeal—pre October 2012 [Archived], Supreme Court—substantive appeal—pre October 2012 [Archived] and Supreme Court—costs, fees and copy requirements—pre October 2012 [Archived].

For guidance on particular appeals and references including Human Rights issues, devolution issues, appeals raising issues of community law, revocation of patents, criminal appeals, etc, see SCR 40–SCR 44.

Coronavirus—implications for appeals to the UK Supreme Court (UKSC)

For information on the implications of coronavirus for dispute resolution generally, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution.

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