In the Supreme Court w/c 11 April 2016
11 Monday Apr 2016
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Monday 11 April 2016 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Campbell v Gordon (Scotland) regarding whether, on the liquidation of a company, a director who has failed to obtain and maintain insurance on behalf of the company as required by statute, incurs personal liability to an injured party for loss arising from that failure. This will be heard in Court 1 from 11am.
On Wednesday 13 April it will hand down judgment in the cases of Lynn Shellfish Ltd & Ors v Loose & Anor concerning whether the appellants are entitled to take shellfish from certain sandbanks on the Eastern Wash in Norfolk or whether they are in fact trespassing on the respondents’ land; and In the matter of N (Children) (Adoption: Jurisdiction) concerning the applicability of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003, art 15, to applications for care orders and the proper approach to the assessment of the children’s best interests on applications for transfer of care proceedings, in the present case from England to Hungary. These will be handed down in Court 1 from 9.45am.
On Wednesday it will also hear the appeal of Eclipse Film Partners No 35 LLP v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and another case concerning the acquisition and disposal of licences for specified rights to distribute and/or exploit two films produced by Disney. This will be heard in Court 1 following the judgment hand downs and will continue on Thursday at 10.30am.
On Wednesday 13 April 2016 the Privy Council will hear the appeals of Grewals (Mauritius) Ltd v Koo See Lin (Mauritius); Koo Seen Lin v Grewals (Mauritius) Ltd (Mauritius) concerning whether the Supreme Court of Mauritius was right to find that KSL had been constructively dismissed by Grewals by 31 March 2002 and since Grewals had grounds to dismiss KSL for gross misconduct, severance allowance was payable only at the normal rate, rather than the punitive rate. This will be heard in Court 3 from 10.30am and will continue on Thursday.
A full list of the cases scheduled for the Easter 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.
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.
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.
Abd Ali Hameed Al-Waheed v Ministry of Defence; Mohammed & Ors v Ministry of Defence & Anor, heard 1-4 February 2016.
Lynn Shellfish Ltd & Ors v Loose & Anor, heard 9-10 February 2016.
Brown & Anor, the Joint Administrators of Loanwell Ltd v Stonegale Ltd (Scotland) and other cases, heard 15 February 2016.
Patel v Mirza, heard 16-18 February 2016.
R(MM) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another case, heard 22-24 February 2016.
Airtours Holidays Transport Ltd v Revenue and Customs, heard 25 February 2016.
R (MA & Ors) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & other cases, heard 29 February-2 March 2016.
McBride v Scottish Police Authority (Scotland), heard 3 March 2016.
Willers v Joyce & Anor (in substitution for and in their capacity as executors of Albert Gubay (deceased)), heard 7 March 2016.
In the matter of an application by JR55 for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland), heard 8-9 March 2016.
The Christian Institute & Ors v The Lord Advocate (Scotland), heard 8-9 March 2016.
Goluchowski v District Court in Elblag, Poland and another case, heard 14 March 2016.
McDonald (by her litigation friend Duncan J McDonald) v McDonald & Ors, heard 15-16 March 2016.
Versloot Dredging BV & Anor v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG & Ors, heard 17-17 March 2016.
In the matter of N (Children) (Adoption: Jurisdiction), heard 17 March 2016.
BNY Mellon Corp Trustee Services Ltd v LGB Capital & Anor, heard 21 March 2016.
PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC & Anor v O.W. Bunker Malta Ltd & Anor, heard 22-23 March 2016.
R (Agyarko) v Secretary of state for the Home Department, heard 6-7 April 2016.