The Court’s target remains for all appeals to be heard within nine months of the grant of permission. However, the UKSC can and has arranged hearings within weeks of the grant of permission in a number of urgent cases, including Re B and Re LC.
The United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSC) is the UK’s highest court of appeal. It hears appeals on arguable points of law of general public importance, concentrating on cases of the greatest significance. The UKSC is the final court of appeal for all UK civil cases, and criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland and (in certain cases) Scotland.