From Appellate Committee to Supreme Court: A Narrative

THE JUDICIAL HOUSE OF LORDS, Blom-Cooper L., Drewry G. and Dickson B., eds, The Oxford University Press, 2009

Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17/2009

29 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2009

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Andrew Le Sueur

University of Essex - School of Law

Date Written: April 7, 2009

Abstract

This essay (to be published as chapter 5 in L. Blom-Cooper, G. Drewry and B. Dickson (eds), "The Judicial House of Lords", Oxford: OUP, 2009) charts the principal events leading up to the Government's decision on 12 June 2003 to announce that the judicial business of the House of Lords would be transferred to a supreme court, on to the enactment of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, and the first steps towards practical realisation of the new court. It is a case study on the British constitution's "flexible" character and the absence of strong normative controls of the constitutional reform process. This chronological narrative is designed to be a basis for a range of further analytical studies.

Suggested Citation

Le Sueur, Andrew, From Appellate Committee to Supreme Court: A Narrative (April 7, 2009). THE JUDICIAL HOUSE OF LORDS, Blom-Cooper L., Drewry G. and Dickson B., eds, The Oxford University Press, 2009; Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17/2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1374357

Andrew Le Sueur (Contact Author)

University of Essex - School of Law ( email )

Colchester, Essex CO43SQ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://andrewlesueur.org

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