Lost property policy
The Supreme Court accepts no responsibility for private property whilst on the premises, including accepting any liability should lost property be returned for any reason to someone who is not its owner â€" eg if someone makes a false representation to the Court of ownership of property.
Property that is left on the premises will be kept for a period of three months, after which it will be disposed of.
In order for property to be reclaimed, a detailed description of the item(s) and/or proof of ID (identity), and date that the item was left will be required.
While every effort will be made to identify the possible owner of lost property (which is likely to involve searching of the item) and then make contact with them, the Court will not return the property to that person unless they provide the details set out in the previous paragraph.
The Supreme Court will not mail/courier or insure during transit any reclaimed found property back to the presumed owner unless they send the appropriate fees to cover packing and postage, and any insurance during transit stipulated by the claimant.
All items sent at ownerâ€™s risk.
Note that the Court will NOT automatically arrange insurance during transit. The Court will only arrange insurance during transit if it is specifically requested in writing at the time of reclaiming found property â€" and then the Court will only arrange the insurance that is made available as â€œstandardâ€ by the carrier chosen by the Court (so the Court will not be liable for the suitability of the insurance), and for the value stated in writing by the person claiming the property.
Enquiries regarding lost property may be made to the security control room:
Telephone: 020 7960 1999 â€" line open 24/7
Our postal address is:
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7960 1900 / 1500 â€" for general enquiries:
Lines open Mondays to Fridays except Bank Holidays from 0930 to 1730