Provenio Litigation LLP welcomes news that Supreme Court will sit in Manchester next year
The UK Supreme Court, the highest court in the country, will sit in Manchester next year.
It is the first time the Court, which is the final appellate court in the UK, will sit outside London.
Commenting on the news, Mark Goodwin, founder and managing partner at Provenio Litigation LLP said:
“We are delighted that the Supreme Court are committed to improving access to justice outside London.
“The hearing in the North West next year is an important demonstration of this commitment and will help the leading business litigation teams in the region, including our team at Provenio, to encourage clients to use the courts in the regions rather than the commercial court in London.”
President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed, said the move was part of a commitment to be "one of the most open and accessible courts in the world".
Three cases will be heard when the court sits at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre in March.
"As the final court of appeal for the United Kingdom, we hear cases of profound importance to everyone across the country," Lord Reed said.
"My colleagues and I strongly believe that the experience of attending a court hearing in person should not be limited to those able to get to London."
Lord Reed will be joined by four other Supreme Court Justices for the hearings which will take place between 6 and 9 March.