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The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) is the court of final appeal for the UK overseas territories and Crown dependencies. It also serves those Commonwealth countries that have retained the appeal to Her Majesty in Council or, in the case of republics, to the Judicial Committee.

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) and Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UKSC) building remains closed to the public.

We are making every effort to maintain a functioning court system in support of the administration of justice and rule of law.


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, whilst some UKSC cases will take place in person in the building during the Trinity term, all JCPC cases will continue to take place remotely by video conference. See the Trinity Term list for details about all cases.


The UKSC and JCPC building is COVID-secure. Read more about coming to court and our guidance for all users during the pandemic.


Where an in person UKSC hearing is taking place, entry to the building will be limited to parties in the case. Members of the public will not be admitted but all hearings are available to watch live and on-demand via our website.


Court sittings

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There are currently no JCPC sittings taking place.