The significance of the Supreme Court’s Begum judgment

The significance of the Supreme Court’s Begum judgment

Related Content   In allowing the Home Secretary’s appeal in the Begum case, the Supreme Court has corrected a misconceived Court of Appeal judgment, which had put national security in doubt and undermined the law Parliament made.  The Supreme Court’s judgment is a...
The difference leaving the House of Lords has made

The difference leaving the House of Lords has made

Related Content   Nomen omen – but not always. The High Courts and Courts of Appeal in England and Northern Ireland formed part of the Supreme Court of Judicature before the coming into force of the Constitution Reform Act 2005 and, by and large, there was never a...
The problem of judicial diversity

The problem of judicial diversity

Related Content   In Reforming the Supreme Court, Professor Wyatt and Professor Ekins have produced a thoughtful contribution to the ongoing scholarly debate on the correct limits to judicial power; a debate which is, and always has been, driven by political rather...
Further thoughts on Supreme Court reform

Further thoughts on Supreme Court reform

Related Content   In our recent paper, Reforming the Supreme Court, Professor Wyatt and I discussed the merits of his proposal to authorise changing panels of Court of Appeal judges to act as the apex appellate court.  I noted that my initial view had been that the...
Reflections on Reform of the UK Supreme Court

Reflections on Reform of the UK Supreme Court

Related Content   Introduction This paper is a sequel to the earlier one published by Policy Exchange entitled “Should the UK Supreme Court be abolished?”[1] A number of commentators, as well as the contributors to this symposium, have discussed my proposal for an...
Professor Wyatt’s proposal: a response

Professor Wyatt’s proposal: a response

Related Content   The debate about the role of judiciary in our democracy, and in particular of the Supreme Court, will never be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction. At root, there is fundamental disagreement about the legitimate function of the judges under the...