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Lady Hale will deliver a speech on "Northern Ireland in the Supreme Court" at a virtual event hosted by the Belfast Solicitors Association (BSA) next week. Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, served as president of the UK Supreme Court from 2017 until her retirement in January 2020.

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People should be allowed to declare their gender as X on their passports, the UK Supreme Court will hear today. Christie Elan-Cane, 63, who identifies as non-gendered, will ask the court to declare the ban on the practice to be in breach of human rights.

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A £14 billion claim against Mastercard on behalf of 46 million UK customers can go ahead, the UK Supreme Court has ruled in a landmark judgment. The court agreed that the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) made numerous errors of law in refusing to certify a mass consumer collective action brou

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Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, who retired from the UK Supreme Court bench just two months ago, has passed away at the age of 72. Tributes have been paid this morning to the former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, who was appointed as one of the inaugural members of the UKSC on its creation in 2009

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Plans to change the name of the UK Supreme Court have been described as “ill-thought out” and a “cheap act of revenge” Ministers were reported yesterday to be planning to reduce the number of judges on the court and to bring in specialist to hear specific cases. Justice

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The last thing the UK needs is a government whose ministers exercise “unbridled power”, a former UK Supreme Court justice has said. Speaking to The Guardian, Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, who retired from the bench last month, criticised recent comments from the Home Secretary Priti Patel and

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The Supreme Court ought to be abolished and have its functions transferred to an appeal court comprising judges drawn from the UK's three legal jurisdictions, a senior barrister and academic has suggested. In a paper for the cente-right Policy Exchange think tank, Derrick Wyatt QC, emeritus professo

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Vicky Fox has been appointed the next chief executive of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, taking over from Mark Ormerod CB, who retires in September. Ms Fox is currently the director of regulation and insight at the Independent Parliamentary St

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Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, has been ruled out as a candidate for the UK Supreme Court seat to be vacated by Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore on his retirement in September. Lord Kerr is the only justice with knowledge of and experience of practice in the law of Northern Ir

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Lady Hale, former president of the UK Supreme Court, has been named as the patron of The Next 100 Years, a project dedicated to achieving equality for women in law. Lady Hale has long been a supporter of equality, speaking up for increasing diversity in the legal profession and the judiciary. In 198

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In a keenly-awaited landmark ruling, the UK Supreme Court has ruled supermarket chain Morrisons is not liable for the conduct of an employee who leaked payroll data for over 100,000 workers and was subsequently jailed. The appeal concerned the circumstances in which an employer is vicariously liable

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The UK Supreme Court (UKSC) and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) will hear all cases and deliver judgments through video conferencing from today. The UKSC and JCPC are adjusting working practices to ensure that the courts can continue to function, whilst taking appropriate steps to com

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An outgoing UK Supreme Court justice has issued two "caveats" to "anyone" thinking of politicising judicial appointments to the UK's highest court – namely that the court deals with very few political cases and that observers often "get things wrong". At his valedictory ceremony yesterday, Lor

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Have you recently been on a tour of the UK Supreme Court with your school? Did your visit spark an interest in the law? Are you considering studying law at university? Or perhaps you have a general interest in how the justice system works here in the UK. If you're a Year 13 or 14 pupil in Northern I

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