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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
Price: £120.00

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The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom: History, Art, Architecture

Edited by: Chris Miele

ISBN13: 9781858945071
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Merrell Publishers
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

In 2009 the new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom was opened by HM The Queen in a spectacularly refurbished building in Parliament Square, Westminster, at the very heart of the British state.

This elegant and absorbing book charts the progress towards and realization of this significant event in the nation's history. Chapters by two of the most eminent British judges, Lady Hale and Lord Bingham, explore the evolution of the court and of its home.

Further essays by distinguished art and architectural historians, together with dramatic specially commissioned photographs by Tim Imrie, reveal in compelling detail how the building was transformed into an inspiring public space – a vibrant incarnation of the essential value of justice and its power to enhance all our lives.

A unique and beautiful book commemorating the establishment of the UK Supreme Court. Generously illustrated throughout, and featuring specially commissioned photographs of this historic building that will appeal to anyone interested in history, architecture or the law

General Interest, The Inns of Court
Lord Phillips
Jack Straw
From County Hall to Supreme Court
Brenda Hale
Law Lords and Justices
Tom Bingham
The Place: Parliament Square
Chris Miele
A Dainty Piece of Ornament: The Architecture of the Former Middlesex Guildhall
Jeremy Musson
Gothic: Sculture and Decorative Arts at the SCUK
Peter Cormack
The Design of the SCUK
Hugh Fielden
Supreme and High Court Architecture in the Common Law Tradition: An International Perspective
G.A. Bremner
Epilogue: Memories of the Middlesex Guildhall as a Criminal Court, 1968 - 2007
Fabyan Evans
Selected Sources
Contributors Biographies
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