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Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions


Our terms and conditions

Our social media policy

Our terms and conditions

Using our intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying the Supreme Court are proprietary marks of the Supreme Court. Copying of our logos and/or any other third-party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

Requests for permission to use our logo should be directed to

It is important that you tell us how and why you wish to use our logos. Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number and email.

Using video footage

Video footage of past proceedings is made available on specific terms which users accept before they first access a video from the archive. The video footage is made available for the sole purpose of the fair and accurate reporting of the judicial proceedings of the Supreme Court and JCPC. The re-use, capture, re-editing or redistribution of the video footage in any form is not permitted.

Users should be aware that any such use could attract liability for breach of copyright or defamation and, in some circumstances, could constitute a contempt of court.


You may use and re-use Crown copyright material from this website, other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos, under the terms of the Open Government Licence, provided it is reproduced accurately and not in a misleading context.

The above does not extend to material identified as copyright of a third party or video footage of past proceedings. Authorisation to reproduce material identified as third-party copyright must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on The National Archives website.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Using our website

The Supreme Court website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these terms and conditions that take effect from the date of first use.

Hyperlinking to the Supreme Court website You do not need to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this website. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The Supreme Court pages must load into the user's entire window.

Hyperlinking to third party websites

The Supreme Court is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the websites linked from our site and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Links to ICLR case reports

Similarly, the Supreme Court does not necessarily endorse the 'WLR Daily' reports of decided cases provided by the ICLR, which are linked to from selected case profile pages. These reports are written by ICLR Reporters working at the Court and are provided to assist in understanding the Court's decision. The reports do not form part of the reasons for the decision. The full judgment of the Court is the only authoritative document.


The Supreme Court website and material relating to Government information, products and services or to third party information, products and services, is provided 'as is'. It is provided without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. This includes but is not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material in this site will be uninterrupted or error free and that defects will be corrected. In addition, we do not warrant that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Supreme Court website.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Our social media policy


This policy sets out how we use social media to communicate the work of the Supreme Court and JCPC to wider audiences. We currently have a social media presence on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Links to these platforms can be found at the bottom of the website.

Twitter content

The @UKSupremecourt Twitter account is managed in-house by our communications team. Followers of this account can expect 2-3 tweets a week covering the cases, judgments, and corporate announcements of the Supreme Court and JCPC.

Instagram content

The @uksupremecourt Instagram account is also managed by our communications team. The account follows life outside the courtroom, from the highest court in the land and features information about our educational work and the outreach events that the Justices take part in.

As with the Supreme Court's Twitter account, our Instagram followers can expect 2 to 3 posts a week, as well as the occasional Instagram 'story'.

Replies and direct messages

We welcome feedback from followers and will read all @replies. However, we will not always be able to reply individually to all the Twitter and Instagram messages because of resource constraints.

Political and legal discussion

The Supreme Court's communications team is bound by the Civil Service Code and cannot engage on issues of party politics. The Supreme Court cannot offer legal advice and we will not enter into discussion about published judgments.

Sending messages to our Twitter or Instagram feed will not be considered as contacting the Supreme Court for any official purpose. If you need to contact the Supreme Court for official correspondence, visit our Contact Us page.

FOI requests

We would prefer to receive Freedom of Information requests via email or letter in order to assist us in giving them a full response. However, we note the Information Commissioner's Office guidance on the validity of Twitter as a channel for receiving such requests and will handle them in accordance with that guidance.

Following accounts

We will follow organisations of relevance to us and may follow individuals where appropriate. The fact that we follow a Twitter or Instagram account does not imply endorsement of any kind by the Supreme Court.


The communications team will generally update and monitor our Twitter and Instagram accounts during office hours only. Both social media platforms may occasionally become unavailable. The Supreme Court cannot accept responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter or Instagram downtime.

YouTube content

The Supreme Court's judgment hand downs, valedictories and swearing-in ceremonies are published and are available to view both on our site and our You Tube channel.

Please note all footage on our YouTube channel is ©Supreme Court and may not be recorded, published or redistributed without permission.

Our social media channels also sometimes refer to the work of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC). For more information about this organisation please visit this website.