The Supreme Court, London, UK


The Supreme Court

  • is the final court of appeal for all United Kingdom civil cases, and criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • hears appeals on arguable points of law of general public importance
  • concentrates on cases of the greatest public and constitutional importance
  • maintains and develops the role of the highest court in the United Kingdom as a leader in the common law world.

Role of Supreme Court in

  • England and Wales
    • The Court of Appeal, Civil Division
    • The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
    • (in some limited cases) the High Court
  • Scotland
    • The Court of Session
  • Northern Ireland
    • The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland
    • (in some limited cases) the High Court


  • Meeting Rooms and Pass
  • Catering
  • Wifi Access
  • Cafe
  • Shop


For general enquiries:

The Supreme Court
Parliament Square

Switchboard: 020 7960 1500 or 1900

Facsimile: 020 7960 1901
DX 157230 Parliament Sq 4

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday – 0930 to 1630

During the legal terms the courts are normally in session:

  • Mondays – 1100 to 1600
  • Tuesday to Thursdays – 1030 to 1600

Email for general public enquiries only

NOTE: Please do not attempt to lodge papers or make other formal applications via this email address, use the Registry address below – we recommend that you check our FAQ page before emailing us with queries – we have worked hard to ensure the list is as comprehensive as possible.

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For Registry enquiries (generally for legal professionals), such as filing applications, case related enquiries and listing, please  contact,

Tel: 020 7960 1991 or 1992.

Email for Registry enquiries only

NOTE: Please check Practice Direction 2 before sending queries about the administration of cases, as this document covers many common questions.


To bring an appeal to The Supreme Court, you must first apply to the court which handed down the judgment to ask for permission to appeal. Please follow the below link for appeal.


  • Help line is available during UK working hours: 08447 70553.

(Note: The line only costs 5p per minute and we will always help you finish your task as quickly as possible.)

Freedom of Information

If you wish to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulation (EIR), please write to:

Paul Brigland,
Departmental Records Officer,
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom,
Parliament Square,

Email to submit FOI or EIR requests only

Twitter policy

Our policy on how the Supreme Court uses Twitter can be found on our Twitter policy page.

Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Courts of the European Union

Address: 5 quai de l’Horloge, 75001 Paris, France



Venue Hire

For further information on venue hire please contact:

Events Co-ordinator
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
1 Parliament Square

T: 020 7960 1892

F: 020 7960 1901



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