The Appellate Committee was a committee made up of Law Lords (usually five or seven). Its job was to hear appeals from other British Courts in cases of public importance on a point of law. The final Law Lords' judgments on 30 July 2009 marked the end of the judicial role of the House of Lords which transferred to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 1 October 2009.
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Related glossary term: Court of Appeal
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom