Supreme Court finally clears four-year appeal case backlog

• Supreme Court Justice Frank Clarke predicts court will only deal with 60 or 70 significant cases a year from now on

23rd April, 2017
Judge Frank Clarke has said the reconfigured system entailed a ‘new judging role’ for the court

The Supreme Court has cleared what was once a four-year backlog of appeal cases.

Speaking at a conference last week, Supreme Court Justice Frank Clarke said from here on in, the court will only be dealing with 60 or 70 significant cases a year.

The Court of Appeal was instituted in 2014 to clear the huge caseload swamping the higher court, but is now experiencing a significant pile-up of its own. Hearing dates for new appeals are...

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