- official guide: In 2009 the Supreme Court replaced the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords as the highest court in the UK but is now explicitly separate from both Government and Parliament. It hears appeals on arguable points of law of the greatest public importance for the whole of the UK in civil cases and for England, Wales and Northern Ireland in criminal cases.
Now I don't know for certain, but I do suspect, that this court is way fancier than ours...take the front of the building for a start...
see what I mean? The front of the building is absolutely covered in sculpture...The Middlesex Guildhall is the masterpiece of both the architect James Gibson and...the sculptor Henry Charles Fehr (1851-1940), ...the third courthouse building to be erected on the site of Westminster Abbey's old Sanctuary Tower and Belfry since 1807... this is a "highly symbolic location, chosen to represent the United Kingdom's separation of powers, with judiciary and legislature balanced on opposite sides of Parliament Square." The Victorian Web.
|King John with the Barons at Runnymede, where he affixed his seal to the Magna Carta.|
|a closer look at two of the Barons|
|Lady Jane Grey being offered the crown by her father-in-law, the Duke of Northumberland. Her husband stands next to her. These three would all be considered traitors, and beheaded|