Reception was held in the Playfair Library on 13 June 2017
On 13 June 2017, Edinburgh Law School held a reception to commemorate the sitting of the United Kingdom Supreme Court in Edinburgh. This was the first sitting of the Court in Scotland, marking a momentous occasion for the Supreme Court, Edinburgh Law School and the Edinburgh legal community at large.
Held in the historic Playfair Library, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, principal of the University of Edinburgh, opened the reception with a welcome to the University and noted Edinburgh’s long and illustrious legal history. As Dean and Head of Edinburgh Law School, Professor Martin Hogg also welcomed the justices to Edinburgh and offered the School’s support to the Court in their endeavours.
Lord Neuberger, the president of the Supreme Court, thanked the University and Edinburgh Law School for their support and hospitality; he also underscored his hope for this to be the first of a number of visits to the capital cities of the devolved nations.
Professor Martin Hogg, Head and Dean of School, commented: