House of Lords to become a retirement home?

The Poms do things a little differently to us. (No offence JS.)

Their upper house of Parliament also doubles as the ultimate appeals court in the land.

But only the twelve Law Lords perform the judicial business of the Lords.

All that is about to change.

The date for this change is now set. Come October 2009, the Supreme Court will be the, erm, supreme court of the United Kingdom…

This is quite a change. The House of Lords has heard appeals since 1621.

It won’t make a great deal of practical difference to us. But we will start seeing references to a different Court name in English reports.

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