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What is the father of the bride test?

This is an appeal from the decision in A Local Authority v JB [2020] EWCA Civ 735. In the part of the hearing to which you refer, Lord Stephens is asking the appellant’s counsel about the following ...
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Did the House of Lords hear appeal cases in the main Lords’ chamber of Parliament?

https://www.supremecourt.uk/about/appellate-committee.html Before the second world war, the Law Lords used to hear appeals each day in the chamber of the House of Lords. After the House of Commons ...
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Barring legal fees — why does one lone junior barrister (for each party) appear, in a minority of some UK Supreme Court cases?

I think the answer is that, despite the wording in the question, this case is simply easier. Note that the Attorney General is listed as the applicant, rather than the appellant. The case is a ...
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What is the canonical ruling on why the rulings of a supreme court cannot be appealed?

One direct statement about this is in White v. Tommey [1853] 10 E.R. 483, in which the House of Lords had to consider whether to allow a rehearing of a case which they had previously decided, on the ...
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Projectors, White Boards & Electronic devices in judicial courts

These questions are typically left to the discretion of the judge in whose courtroom the presentation is happening. It is very common to see these types of devices in trial courts, but they are much ...
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How many staff do Supreme Court judges have to assist with research, deliberations, and composition of judgements?

canada Each justice of the Supreme Court of Canada has three law clerks. This number has been as high as four in the past. There is also support from library staff, jurilinguists, translators, and ...
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Are the Supreme Court judges versed in Irish and Scottish as well as English law?

The UK Supreme Court was set up under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. Section 27(8) mandates In making selections for the appointment of judges of the Court the commission must ensure that ...
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Panel of Judges in Supreme Court - Odd number?

united-states The US Constitution provides for a Supreme Court, but does not specify its size. Therefore the size of the Court has varied through US history, being set by Congress in relevant laws. ...
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Panel of Judges in Supreme Court - Odd number?

The UK Supreme Court (as you tagged in the question) uses an odd number for this exact reason. A recent case, Attorney General v Crosland [2021] UKSC 58, further explains: it is a very common feature ...
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Whiteboards availability in High courts and Supreme courts of USA and UK

US Supreme Court No Briefs According to the Supreme Court's rules, the petitioner has a certain amount of time to write a brief, not to exceed 50 pages, putting forth his/her legal case concerning ...
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What is the justification for supreme courts being able to overrule/overturn their own past decisions?

The House of Lords declared themselves able to depart from their own precedents in 1966, stating (emphasis added): Their Lordships regard the use of precedent as an indispensable foundation upon ...
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What is the justification for supreme courts being able to overrule/overturn their own past decisions?

I guess the present takes precedence over the past? It's not at all about whether the past or the present takes precedence. Instead, it's about whether the law is case law (precedents set by courts) ...
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What is the justification for supreme courts being able to overrule/overturn their own past decisions?

Sometimes, once a precedent is in place and utilized by lower courts for a long enough period of time, or due to other developments, it becomes clear that a past precedent was wrongly decided. Maybe ...
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