6 November 2015 / by Finance/ in
The Price of Justice – do the math…
It cost £59 million to renovate the Middlesex Guildhall to house the UK Supreme Court.
It is estimated that the court costs a further £13.5 million a year to run.
In addition £18 million was spent on re-housing cases moved as a result of the conversion.
12 UK Supreme Court justices are paid over £200,000 a year each, however, the court is shut in August and September, breaks for 2 weeks at Easter and 2 weeks at Christmas. The Supreme Court does not sit on Fridays.
On 4 November, the Supreme Court handed down it’s Judgement following a 3 day trial heard before a panel of 7 Supreme Court Justices in July. The case was that of ParkingEye Limited v Beavis (2015) UKSC 67, and the Justices were tasked with deciding whether a £85 private parking ticket was valid. It has been found that it was…..