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

On Wednesday 3 July, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. This appeal will consider whether statutory authorities, including the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, have the power or duty to calculate entitlement to housing benefit without making deductions for under-occupancy, so as not to violate a claimant’s rights under the EHCR. If so, the appeal will consider the extent to which the payment of discretionary housing payments are relevant to the task of the statutory authorities in calculating entitlement. This will be heard in Courtroom 1.

On Wednesday 3 July, the Supreme Court will hand down judgment in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd. The proposed panel for hand down is Lady Hale, Lord Wilson and Lord Carnwarth. This appeal considered whether the doctrine of restraint of trade is engaged by a restriction on post-employment shareholding, the proper construction of the phrase ‘interested in’ in a non-competition covenant, and the correct approach to severance of a non-competition covenant.

On Wednesday 3 July, the Supreme Court will hand down judgment in London Borough of Lambeth v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government & Ors. The proposed panel for hand down is Lady Hale, Lord Wilson and Lord Carnwarth. This appeal considered whether a condition restricting the use of the premises should be implied into a planning permission granted by the appellant; or alternatively, whether the planning permission should be interpreted as containing such a condition.

On Thursday 4 July, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council will hear the appeal of Ramadhar v Ramadhar & Ors (Trinidad & Tobago). This appeal will consider whether the Court of Appeal erred in upholding the judge’s finding that the appellant’s words were defamatory of the respondents, failing to consider whether the appellant could avail himself of the defence of justification, and upholding the judge’s findings that the appellant could not rely on the defences of fair comment, qualified privilege and legitimate reply to attack. This will be heard in Courtroom 3.

A full list of the cases scheduled for the Trinity 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.

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

In the matter of D (a child), heard 3-4 Oct 2018.

Vedanta Resources Plc & Anor v Lungowe & Ors, heard 15-16 Jan 2019.

Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, heard 21-22 Jan 2019.

Shanks v Unilever Plc & Ors, heard 6-7 Feb 2019.

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Franco Vomero (Italy), heard 7 Feb 2019.

Cape Intermediate Ltd v Dring (for and on behalf of Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK), heard 18-19 Feb 2019.

R (Association of Independent Meat Suppliers & Anor) v Food Standards Agency, heard 5 Mar 2019.

Commissioners for HMRC v Frank A Smart & Sons Ltd (Scotland), heard 6 Mar 2019.

Akcil & Ors v Koza & Anor, heard 19 Mar 2019.

X v Kuoni Travel Ltd, heard 1 May 2019.

MacDonald & Anor v Carnbroe Estates Ltd (Scotland), heard 2 May 2019.

Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Secretary of State for the Home Department v Shah, heard 7 May 2019.

Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd, heard 8 May 2019.

Sequent Nominees Ltd v Hautford Ltd, heard 14 May 2019.

London Borough of Lambeth v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government & Ors, heard 21 May 2019.

Gilham v Ministry of Justice, heard 5-6 Jun 2019.

Travelers Insurance Company Ltd v XYZ, heard 11 Jun 2019.

Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti, heard 12-13 Jun 2019.

Micula & Ors v Romania, heard 18-20 Jun 2019.

R v Reeves Taylor, heard 24-25 Jun 2019.

Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation & Ors v Commissioners of Inland Revenue, heard 27 Jun 2019.