The news this week that the Supreme Court will sit in Scotland this summer is to be welcomed. It is the first time that the highest court in England and Wales has sat outside London. It is important that the hearings are seen as accessible by the public and, as Lord Neuberger commented, "nothing beats being able to observe courts at first hand."
The Supreme Court will hold public hearings in Scotland this summer — the first time that it will sit outside London. The UK’s highest court is due to hear appeals in Edinburgh over four days in June. It has previously faced criticism from senior politicians that important judgments involving Scottish cases were being made outside Scotland. The list of appeals is being finalised but at least five Supreme Court justices are expected to travel north for the sessions.