Building the UKs New Supreme Court: National and Comparative Perspectives

Hardcover | April 2, 2004

EditorAndrew Le Sueur

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In the context of the far-reaching reforms proposed for the Appellate Committee House of Lords and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Building the UK's New Supreme Court considers the operation and reform of courts at the apex of the UK's legal systems. The chapters are linked bybroad and overlapping themes. The first of these is the complexity of accommodating national differences within the UK into the institutional design of the new supreme court. It will be not only a court for the UK's three legal systems, and simultaneously a national institution of the whole UK, butit is also likely to be called upon to resolve division of powers disputes within the emerging system of multi-level government. A second theme is the scope for comparative lesson-learning from top courts in other legal systems: the Supreme Court of Canada, the US federal courts system, and theconstitutional courts in Germany and Spain are considered. Thirdly, the connections between the UK's top-level court and other courts, especially intermediate courts of appeal, the European Court of Justice, and the European Court of Human Rights are examined.

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In the context of the far-reaching reforms proposed for the Appellate Committee House of Lords and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Building the UK's New Supreme Court considers the operation and reform of courts at the apex of the UK's legal systems. The chapters are linked bybroad and overlapping themes. The first of thes...

Andrew Le Sueur read law at the London School of Economics and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1987. From 1988 to 2000 he taught in the Faculty of Laws, UCL before being appointed to the Barber Chair of Jurisprudence at The University of Birmingham in 2001. He is a visiting research fellow at UCL Constitution Unit.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.93 inPublished:April 2, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Professor Andrew Le Sueur: Comparative Lesson Learning and the Court Reform AgendaPart II: Top-level National Courts in Devolved and Federal Contexts2. Aidan O'Neill Q.C.: Scottish Perspectives on Top Court Reform3. Professor Brice Dickson: Northern Ireland Perspectives on Top Court Reform4. Professor Andree Lajoie: Canadian Attempts to Accommodate Regional Difference in Court Design5. Dr Kay Goodall: Ideas of 'representation' in United Kingdom Court Structures6. Ignacio Borrajo Iniesta: The Spanish Experience of Division of Powers Adjudication7. Warren Newman: The Canadian Experience of Division of Powers AdjudicationPart III: Top-level National Courts in the Wider Europe8. Dr Rainer Nickel: The Bundesverfassungsgericht, the European Court of Justice, and the European Court of Human Rights9. David Anderson Q.C.: The Law Lords and the European CourtsPart IV: Intermediate Courts of Appeal and Top-level National Courts10. Charles Blake and Professor Gavin Drewry: The Court of Appeal in England and Wales and the House of Lords11. Dr Russell Wheeler: The US Supreme Court and Federal Courts of Appeals12. Professor Andrew Le Sueur: Choosing CasesPart V: Judges13. Dr Kate Malleson: Judicial Appointments in the Era of Human Rights and Devolution14. Richard Gordon Q.C.: Relationships between Bar and Bench