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The UK Supreme Court, London

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is the supreme court in all matters under English and Welsh law, Northern Ireland law and Scottish civil law. It is the court of last resort and the highest appellate court in the United Kingdom, although the High Court of Justiciary remains the court of last resort for criminal law in Scotland. The Supreme Court also has jurisdiction to resolve disputes relating to devolution in the United Kingdom and concerning the legal powers of the three devolved governments (in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) or laws made by the devolved legislatures.The Supreme Court was established by Part 3 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 and started work on 1 October 2009. It assumed the judicial functions of the House of Lords, which had been exercised by the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary (commonly called "Law Lords"), the 12 judges appointed as members of the House of Lords to carry out its judicial business. Its jurisdiction over devolution matters had previously been exercised by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
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  • The supreme court was the first activity of my trip to London and I am not disappointed. It was great! CA gave me a great memory that I'll never forget. A little jewel of architecture and more!
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  • The Supreme Court is the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. It is headquartered in the heart of the historic centre of London in the Middlesex Guildhall in Parliament Square. Amazingly, the building was completed in 1913. We appreciated it very much older. The House was decorated with many ornaments and figurines. Well entrance, himself with us the ornaments us statues to the Tower in the middle of the House pull up. Conclusion: The building is beautiful to look at and worth a short visit.
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  • Written on the Panel next to the Supreme Court. And it's not just words, but a fact. The building itself grandly simple. Sorry, it was late and not dropped.
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  • I visited the Supreme Court during my last trip to London. As every court in a free country should be open to the public, I had planned to go there anyway. So I was surprised to find out that there was a free exhibition! Although the security check was similar to the one at the airport (which is understandable and no great difference to the courts here in Germany these days) the security staff was extremely friendly and happy to answer my questions about their everyday-work, too! To my greater surprise it is allowed to take pictures in the courtrooms and even to sit on the judge's chairs. The little exhibition is full of interesting artefacts and documents about the history of the Supreme Court. All in all I can recommend a visit to everyone who is interested in the legal system or in history! And which court has a gift shop anyway? 👍
  • A truly awful experience filled with threatening accusations and moronic security staff. I popped in after seeing a sign for a free exhibition; i wanted to learn what the supreme does. I was greeted with a cruel stare and was immediately accosted by 3+ security guards without saying a word. After this confrontation, i immediately felt like i had done something wrong and wanted to leave. They didn't want me to leave so started forcing questions about what i was doing. I left immediately. A scary and despicable two minutes. I was dressed smart. I am an average guy. I hate to think how they would have treated a tourist or someone from a different ethnic background. Supreme court. Please remove the thugs at your front door.
  • Small and unassuming, Britain's Supreme Court is rarely a spot for tourists despite being right next to the main "attractions" of Parliament Square. This only heightens its charm. The security staff are surprisingly friendly and helpful, the building itself is lovely and, it being a functional court, much more of it is available to see than usual for sights of its calibre. Despite its primary function, there is also plenty of space dedicated to visitors, such as an exhibition in the basement and a display on the top floor.
  • Its an Awesome experience. The building itself heightens its charm with surrounded by serenity. May authentic justice prevail every where with perfect implementation of Unique law.
  • Nice place to be...
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