Abstract: Institutions of the state are studied primarily in terms of behaviour, powers and outputs. Little attention has been paid to their location and how this affects relationships between them. This article examines the effects of location through a study of the highest domestic court in the United Kingdom moving from the Palace of Westminster to a separate building across the road from the Parliament. It examines the perceived benefi ts of the court and Parliament sharing the same space and the consequences of separation. The move from within the Palace of Westminster has effected a shift in judicial– legislative relations from one of respective autonomy to one of democratic dialogue.
Keywords: Courts, Dicey, House of Lords, judiciary, legislatures, law lords, location, models of judicial–legislative relations, MPs, Palace of Westminster, peers, Supreme Court
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