Buiding and Registry
Opening Times

Building and Registry Opening Times

The Supreme Court building

We are constantly reviewing our business continuity planning in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are making every effort to maintain a functioning court system in support of the administration of justice and rule of law. Justices and staff are working from home, wherever possible.

At this time the Supreme Court building itself will remain temporarily closed.

We are currently testing video conferencing technology that could allow the Court to operate key functions virtually. Further information will be available once testing is complete. We will continue to stream all hearings and judgments live via the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) websites wherever possible.

Please note that The Supreme Court building will also be closed to the public on the following dates:

Public holiday closures

10 April Friday Good Friday
13 April Monday Easter Monday
8 May Friday Early May bank holiday (VE day)
25 May Monday Spring bank holiday
31 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Friday Christmas Day
28 December Monday Boxing Day

Registry opening times

As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Registries of both the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council will be closed as follows.

The Registry will close at 4pm on Friday 20 March 2020. The situation will be kept under review and a further notification will be made whether the Registry can re-open at 10am on Monday 20 April 2020, as it had planned to do.

Please note that, if open on 20 April 2020, the Registry will be open from 10am to 4pm only. Normal hours (10am to 4.30pm) would then be resumed from Tuesday 21 April 2020.

If your time limit for filing documents expires on a business day during this period, it will be extended automatically until 20 April 2020.

This is provided for by:

Please note that this does not mean that documents due on or after 20 April 2020 are subject to any automatic extension.