UK Supreme Court 2009-2015 ... and Afterwards: Lord Hope's Diaries
This volume, the last in the series, falls into two parts. The first part contains an account of the first four years of the Supreme Court’s existence as it established its character and reputation. This is set against the background of a fascinating variety of events at home and visits overseas. David Hope’s statutory disqualification from sitting and speaking in the House of Lords came to an end when he retired from the Court at the end of June 2013. He returned to the House of Lords and took up his position on the Crossbenches as a working peer. So the second part of the volume … and Afterwards, which runs on for a further two and a half years, describes his experiences as he participated in the work of the House and, following his election to that office, his first months as Convenor of the Crossbench peers. It ends with his decision in December 2015 to cease recording his life as it happened and turn to the publication of what he had written instead.
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