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Supreme Court


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The Court which will function as the highest court in the UK, on the coming into effect of the relevant provisions of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, taking over from the House of Lords and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. It will comprise a President, Deputy President, and ten Justices of the Supreme Court. Initially, the exiting Lords of Appeal in Ordinary will fill the positions. In any proceedings, the Court will normally be properly constituted if it consists of an uneven number of judges and at least three judges.

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