Northern Ireland Dimensions to the First Decade of the United Kingdom Supreme Court

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This article focuses on the relationship between the United Kingdom Supreme Court and Northern Ireland over the course of a constitutionally significant period of time, namely the first decade of the Court's existence. It does this by exploring what difference the Court has made to the law of Northern Ireland, what significance the cases from Northern Ireland have had for the law in other parts of the United Kingdom, and what part has been played in the Court’s work by the sole Justice from Northern Ireland, Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, and by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, John Larkin QC. It concludes that the Court has established itself as an indispensable component of the legal system of Northern Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133-1167
JournalModern Law Review
Issue number6
Early online date26 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2020


  • Devolution
  • United Kingdom Supreme Court
  • The Law of Northern Ireland
  • Permission to appeal applications
  • Lord Kerr
  • Attorney General for Northern Ireland


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