V1.290 House of Lords/Supreme Court

Part V1 General principles and rates of tax

V1.290 House of Lords/Supreme Court

V1.290 House of Lords/Supreme Court

House of Lords

Prior to 1 October 2009, the House of Lords was the supreme court of appeal in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The appointment and position of the Law Lords and the constitution of the appellate tribunal were principally set out in the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876.

An appeal lay to the House of Lords from—


    (1)     the civil division of the Court of Appeal with the leave of that court or the House of Lords1; and


    (2)     the High Court in certain civil proceedings where the trial Judge granted a certificate for this

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