Legislation

Legislation

The historic powers of the Judicial Committee within the United Kingdom are governed by the following domestic legislation, some of which has now been repealed.

Appeals from outside the United Kingdom may also be governed by the laws of the countries and territories concerned.

General legislation

  • Judicial Committee Act 1833
  • Judicial Committee Act 1843
  • Judicial Committee Act 1844
  • Court of Chancery Act 1851, section 16 (repealed July 2004 by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004)
  • Privy Council Registrar Act 1853
  • Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876, sections 6 and 25 (repealed October 2009 by the Constitutional Reform Act 2005)
  • Judicial Committee Act 1881 (repealed October 2009 by the Constitutional Reform Act 2005)
  • Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1887, sections 3 and 5
  • Judicial Committee Amendment Act 1895
  • Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1908
  • Judicial Committee Act 1915
  • References of appeals to Judicial Committee Order in Council 1909 (S.R. & O. 1909 No. 1228)

Other legislation

Appeals from the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

  • Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, section 17. Judicial Committee (Veterinary Surgeons Rules) Order 1967 (S.I. 1967 No. 1150)

Appeals against pastoral schemes of the Church Commissioners

  • Pastoral Measure 1983, section 9 and schedule 2