UK Supreme Court sitting in Manchester this week

March 6, 2023

The UK Supreme Court, the highest court in the country, is sitting in Manchester this week.

It is the first time the Court, which is the final appellate court in the UK, has sat outside of a capital city.

“The Supreme Court sitting in Manchester is undoubtedly a recognition of the strength of the city as a legal centre. We have first class facilities, judges and legal practitioners,” said Giles Maynard-Connor KC, Head of the Business and Property Department at Exchange Chambers.

“No case is too big or complex to be tried here, as has been repeatedly affirmed by The Vice-Chancellor, Mr Justice Fancourt, and other senior members of the Judiciary. There is no longer a need to go to London,” added Giles.

Cases at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre are being heard by the president of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed, Lord Hodge, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Burrows, Lord Stephens, Lady Rose and Lord Richards.