UK Supreme Court still on cards

Contrary to earlier reports that the UK Supreme Court idea had been shelved, the Guardian yesterday reported that Ministers plan to push ahead with the abolition of the office of Lord Chancellor and the creation of a new Supreme Court before the next general election.

Reports that ministers are still searching for a supreme court building to meet the high expectations of the current law lords - some of whom would sit on the new court - may, however, be wide of the mark.

Options have been reduced to the Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster and Somerset House, the Thames-side mansion. Ministers regard the old Guildhall as symbolically suitable since it is on the fourth side of Parliament Square - with the Commons, the abbey and the Treasury on the other three sides: legislature, church, executive government and judiciary.

Posted by Paul in Legal System Law at June 27, 2004 03:27 PM