Judiciaries of the United Kingdom
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The judiciary of the United Kingdom are the separate judiciaries of the three legal systems in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. However, the judges of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, Employment Tribunals, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the UK tribunals system do have a United Kingdom-wide jurisdiction.
Justices of the Supreme Court
The judges of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom are known as Justices of the Supreme Court, and they are also Privy Counsellors. Justices of the Supreme Court are granted the courtesy title Lord or Lady for life.
The Supreme Court is a relatively new Court being established in October 2009 following the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. Formerly, the Highest Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom was the House of Lords Appellate Committee made up of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, also known as Law Lords, which with other Lord Justices now form the Supreme Court. Such Law Lords were allowed to sit in the House of Lords and were members for life.
The Justices do not wear any gowns or wigs in court, but on ceremonial occasions they wear black damask gowns with gold lace without a wig.
- List of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
- Courts of England and Wales / Judiciary of England and Wales
- Courts of Scotland / Judiciary of Scotland
- Courts of Northern Ireland / Judiciary of Northern Ireland
- Law of the United Kingdom
- "Press release: Courtesy titles for Justices of the Supreme Court". Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. 13 December 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
- "Part 1, Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007". Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom 2007 c.15. 2007-07-19. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
- "Britannica Student Encyclopedia - The Judiciary". Retrieved 2007-08-09.
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