UK Supreme Court Opens
The Supreme Court based in Parliament Square, London opened its doors today and will replace the House of Lords as the highest court in the UK. The Supreme Court will hear UK public law appeals and will be the final court of appeal for civil and criminal cases across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The hearing of the first case at the Supreme Court will begin on 5th October 2009. Barristers from Garden Court North currently have two cases proceeding to the Supreme Court with hearing dates set over the next few months.
The first case was undertaken by Richard Drabble QC and GCN's James Stark on the case of Pinnock (proportionality when granting possession of demoted tenancy) and on the 9th December 2009 permission to appeal was granted.