Jeremy Balfour MSP welcomes UK Supreme Court to Edinburgh

Jeremy Balfour, Lothian Conservative MSP, is welcoming the announcement that the Supreme Court, the UK’s highest court, will sit in Edinburgh in June.  Jeremy has tabled a parliamentary motion highlighting the announcement and encouraging people to take the opportunity to observe proceedings first hand.

Speaking today Jeremy said:

“I am delighted that the UK Supreme Court will sit in Edinburgh in June, the first time that the court has sat outside London. The Supreme Court is the highest civil court of appeal for Scotland and Edinburgh will be the first of a  number of planned visits to the capital cities of the devolved nations.”

“The Court will sit in the City Chambers, home of the City of Edinburgh Council and I would encourage the public to make use of the extensive public seating that will be made available for those interested in observing proceedings.”

Motion Number: S5M-04406
Lodged By: Jeremy Balfour
Date Lodged: 02/03/2017

Title: Supreme Court to Sit in Scotland

Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that the UK Supreme Court will sit in the Edinburgh City Chambers over four days in June 2017 in the first of a number of planned visits to the capital cities of the devolved nations; believes that this is the first time that the UK's highest court will have sat outside London; understands that several appeals will be heard over up to four days, with at least five of the justices sitting over the course of the visit, and welcomes the opportunity that it will provide for the public and the legal community in Scotland to see the court in action at the home of the City of Edinburgh Council.