Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.

On Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council will hear the appeal of Browne v Munokoa & Anor (Cook Islands). This appeal will consider whether the respondent, who is the adopted son of the deceased and who is not related to him by blood, may succeed to the freehold title to the customary land of the deceased, and the proper interpretation and effect, if any, of the Constitution of the Cook Islands in this case. This will be heard in Courtroom 3.

On Wednesday 23 May, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of R v MacKinlay & OrsThis appeal will consider whether property, goods, services or facilities transferred to or provided for the use of benefit of a candidate free of charge or at a discount (as identified in the Representation of the People Act 1983, s 90C(1)(a) (as amended)) only fall to be declared as election expenses if they have been authorised by the candidate, his election agent, or someone authorised by either or both of them. This will be heard in Courtroom 2.

On Wednesday 23 May, the Supreme Court will hand down the judgment in Navigators Insurance Company Ltd & Ors v Atlasnavios-Navegacao LDA (formerly Bnavios-Navegacao LDA). The hand down panel will be Lord Mance, Lord Sumption and Lord Briggs. This appeal considered whether clause 4.1.5 of the standard form Institute War and Strikes Clauses 1/10/83, which excludes losses arising from detainment by reasons of infringement of customs regulations, operates to exclude a claim where the infringement of customs regulations occurred due to an insured peril.

A full list of the cases scheduled for the Easter term can be found here.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Keefe (by his litigation friend Eyton) v Hoteles Pinero Canarias SL, heard 7 Mar 2017.

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD & Anor, heard 13-14 Mar 2017.

Arcadia Petroleum Ltd & Ors v Bosworth & Anor, heard 10-11 Apr 2017.

Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v Brownlie, heard 9-10 May 2017.

Reference by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland pursuant to Paragraph 33 of Schedule 10 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Abortion), heard 24-26 Oct 2017.

R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 31 Oct-1 Nov 2017.

R (AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police & Anor, heard 21 Nov 2017.

R (Stott) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 18 Jan 2018.

Cartier International AG & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc & Anor, heard 30 Jan 2018.

Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd, heard 1 Feb 2018.

Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan & Anor, heard 12-15 Feb 2018.

Williams & Anor v London Borough of Hackney, heard 14-15 Feb 2018.

Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & Anor v Smith, heard 20-21 Feb 2018.

Prudential Assurance Company Ltd v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 20-21 Feb 2018.

An NHS Trust & Ors v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor), heard 26-27 Feb 2018.

Project Blue Ltd v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 28 Feb-1 Mar 2018.

James-Bowen & Ors v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, heard 6-7 Mar 2018.

R (Gallagher Group Ltd & Ors) v The Competition and Markets Authority, heard 13-14 Mar 2018.

Navigators Insurance Company Ltd & Ors v Atlasnavios-Navegacao LDA (formerly Bnavios Navegacao LDA), heard 20 Mar 2018.

Belhaj & Anor v DPP (expedited), heard 22 Mar 2018.

Commissioners for HMRC v Taylor Clark Leisure Plc (Scotland), heard 11 Apr 2018.

KO (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, & Or cases, heard 17-19 Apr 2018.

Goldman Sachs International v Novo Banco S.A., heard 17-18 Apr 2018.

R v AB & CD, heard 19 Apr 2018.

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro SPA v Playboy Club London Ltd & Ors, heard 24 Apr 2018.

Totel Ltd v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 25-26 Apr 2018.

In the matter of an application by Siobhan McLaughlin for Judicial Review (NI), heard 30 Apr 2018.

Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd & Ors (NI), heard 1-2 May 2018.

R (Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice; R (Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 8-9 May 2018.

JP Whitter (Water Well Engineers) Ltd v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 10 May 2018.

R (Steinfeld & Anor) v Secretary of State for International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary), heard 14-15 May 2018.

Owens v Owens, heard 17 May 2018.