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The UK Supreme Court, London

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  • While you are in the area of Parliament Square you should make it a point to stop by the UK Supreme Court and learn more about it.  more »
  • Have been a few times - first time on a Friday to look around when the courts weren't sitting, the second time to hear a case, and the third time this month to use the cafe after being at an event nea...  more »
  • The United Kingdom Supreme Court is a huge beautiful monument located near the houses of Parliament in London. Everything is free: the entrance and the visit to the Museum in the basement, very interesting!
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  • We visited the Supreme Court during the London Open House and it was amazing; highly recommended; they have a permanent collection that you can attend for free or pay one of the guided tours.
  • Its cool place Court In Parliament Square very friendly security good tours if you go on one. if your are luck someone would take photos of for your time being court Good cafes down stairs Good place for tourist locals schools & colleges general day to watch and view cases . It's Free.
  • Very interesting and well worth a visit. Entry is free although it's well worth paying for one of the guided tours. You will probably need to book the tour in advance though.
  • 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. The United Kingdom has a doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty, so the Supreme Court is much more limited in its powers of judicial review than the constitutional or supreme courts of some other countries. It cannot overturn any primary legislation made by Parliament. However, it can overturn secondary legislation if, for example, that legislation is found to be ultra vires to the powers in primary legislation allowing it to be made. Further, under section 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998, the Supreme Court, like some other courts in the United Kingdom, may make a declaration of incompatibility, indicating that it believes that the legislation subject to the declaration is incompatible with one of the rights in the European Convention on Human Rights. Such a declaration can apply to primary or secondary legislation. The legislation is not overturned by the declaration, and neither Parliament nor the government is required to agree with any such declaration. However, if they do accept a declaration, ministers can exercise powers under section 10 of the act to amend the legislation by statutory instrument to remove the incompatibility or ask Parliament to amend the legislation. The current President of the Supreme Court is Baroness Hale of Richmond, and its Deputy President is Lord Mance.
  • Visit is totally free but provides great deal of information. When court is not sitting, you can evan sit down on the seats of supreme court judges. This place is glorious but also happy and humble as the Queen.
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