In the Supreme Court w/c 1 February 2016
29 Friday Jan 2016
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Monday 1 February 2016 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Abd Ali Hameed Al-Waheed v Ministry of Defence; Mohammed & Ors v Ministry of Defence & Anor concerning whether HM armed forces had the power to detain the appellants, on the ground that it was necessary for imperative reasons of security, pursuant to International Humanitarian Law applicable in a non-international armed conflict. It will be heard in Court 1 from 11am and will continue on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30am.
On Wednesday 3 February it will hand down judgment in the following appeals: In the matter of B (A child) regarding the appellant’s application for their daughter, B, to be made a warden of the court because the respondent had taken her to Pakistan. The issue was whether B lost her habitual residency in the UK immediately after she left for Pakistan and if the Court of Appeal was wrong to decline to exercise the inherent jurisdiction to order B’s return to the UK; and R v Taylor regarding whether an offence is contrary to the Theft Act 1968, ss 12A(1) and 2(b), committed when, following the basic offence and before the recovery of the vehicle, the defendant drove the vehicle and, without fault in the manner of his driving, the vehicle was involved in an accident which caused injury to a person. These will be handed down in Court 2 from 9.45am.
A full list of the cases scheduled for the Hilary term can be found here.
The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:
R (Bancoult No 2) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, heard 22 June 2015.
Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence, heard 14 July 2015.
Mr A M Mohamud (in substitution for Mr A Mohamud (deceased)) v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc and Cox v Ministry of Justice, heard 12-13 October 2015.
Kennedy v Cordia (Services) LLP (Scotland), heard 19 October 2015.
R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen (Jamaica), heard 27-29 October 2015.
PMS International Ltd v Magmatic Ltd, heard 3 November 2015.
Belhaj & Anor v Straw & Ors; Rahmatullah v Ministry of Defence & Anor, heard 9-12 November 2015.
R (Nouazli) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 23-24 November 2015.
NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV v Cargill International SA, heard 1-2 December 2015.
UBS AG v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 3 December 2015.
In the matter of B (A child), heard 8-9 December 2015.
Shop Direct Group v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 9-10 December 2015.
R v Taylor, heard 15 December 2015.
ZM v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Northern Ireland); HA (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 12-14 January 2016.
Asset Land Investment Plc & Anor v The Financial Conduct Authority, heard 13-14 January 2016.
R (O) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 19-20 January 2016.
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime v Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd & Ors, heard 21 January 2016.
R (Ismail) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 26-27 January 2016.
Knauer v Ministry of Justice, heard 28 January 2016.