Building and Registry
Opening Times

Building and Registry Opening Times

The Supreme Court building

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UKSC) is open to the public, parties and media.

Some JCPC cases in the Michaelmas list will continue to take place by video conference. All hearings are available to watch live and on-demand via our websites.

UKSC judgments in will be handed down in the Court, on Wednesdays at 9.45am.They will continue to be live streamed via the UKSC website. Judgments will be announced one week in advance, as usual.

Public enquiries

Enquires by phone and email – Monday to Friday 9am–5pm.

Closures

   
Friday 15 April Good Friday
Monday 18 April Easter Monday
Monday 2 May Early May bank holiday
Thursday 2 June Spring bank holiday
Friday 3 June Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
   

The Registries

The Registry public counter is open 11am to 3pm Monday-Thursday and the Registry staff will answer telephone and email enquiries 10am–4pm Monday–Friday, during law terms. Parties should file their papers remotely.

For further information see Lord Reed's practice notice

Easter Recess

The Registry will close at 4.00pm on Wednesday 13 April 2022 and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 26 April 2022.

If your time limit for filing documents expires on a business day during this Easter vacation period, it will be extended automatically until 26 April 2022.

This is provided for by UKSC Practice Direction 2.1.8 and JCPC Practice Direction 2.1.8. (Please note that this does not mean that documents due on or after 26 April 2022 are subject to any automatic extension.)

Whitsun Recess

The Registry will close at 4.00pm on Friday 27 May 2022 and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 7 June 2022.

If your time limit for filing documents expires on a business day during this vacation period, it will be extended automatically until 7 June 2022.

This is provided for by UKSC Practice Direction 2.1.8 and JCPC Practice Direction 2.1.8.

(Please note that this does not mean that documents due on or after 7 June 2022 are subject to any automatic extension.)