In the Supreme Court w/c 15 June 2015
12 Friday Jun 2015
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Tuesday 16 June 2015 the Court will hear the conjoined appeals of John Mander Pension Scheme Trustees Limited v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs regarding what tax year should the respondent have assessed the appellant’s tax. The appellant gave notice withdrawing approval for tax purposes from a pension scheme, of which he was the sole trustee. The parties’ dispute when the assessment for charges to tax occurred. It will be heard in Court 2 from 10.30am.
On Wednesday 17 June the Court will hand down judgment in the following: Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction Plc concerning an implied term in the parties’ contract that could allow the respondents to recover the payment they made to the appellants as a result of an adjudicator ruling, if they were successful in seeking a final determination by litigation; BPE Solicitors & Anor v Gabriel concerning whether a solicitor has a duty to give general commercial advice. These will be handed down in Court 1 from 9.45am.
On Wednesday the Court will also hear the appeal of Bank of Cyprus UK Ltd v Menelaou concerning whether the Bank was entitled to an equitable charge over residential property by subrogation to an unpaid vendor’s lien, where the Bank’s involvement in the acquisition of the property amounted only to an agreement to release charges over a previous property. This will be heard in Court 2 from 10.30am and will continue on Thursday.
On Monday 15 June the Privy Council will hand down judgment in Maharaj & Anor v Johnson & Ors (Trinidad and Tobago) and Peerless Limited v Gambling Regulatory Authority & Ors (Mauritius). These judgments will not be delivered in Court. On Tuesday 16 June the Council will hear the appeal of Robinson (Appellant) v The State (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) regarding an appeal against a conviction for murder. On Wednesday 17 June the Council will hear the appeal of Krys & Ors v KBC Partners LP & Ors (British Virgin Islands) concerning what is the proper construction of “following the sale of all Investments of the Partnership” in Clause 7.2 of the Articles of Value Discovery Partners LP for the purpose of determining how to allocate the Partnership’s income and gains when the Partnership comes to an end. These will be heard in Court 3 from 10.30am on their respective days.
The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:
PwC v SAAD Investments Company Ltd (In Liquidation), heard 29-30 April.
Anson v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 27 October 2014.
JR 38, Re Judicial Review, heard 6 November 2014.
Beghal v DPP, heard 12 November 2014.
International Energy Group Limited v Zurich Insurance PLC UK Branch, heard 27 January 2015.
Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor, heard 9-10 & 12 February 2015.
Woolway v Mazars, heard 11 February 2015.
R (Bourgass & Anor) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 16-17 February 2015.
Shahid v Scottish Ministers (Scotland), heard 18 February 2015.
R (Ali) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another case, heard 25-26 February 2015.
TN & MA (Afghanistan) (AP) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; AA (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 2-5 March 2015.
Mirga v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Samin v Westminster City Council, heard on 6-7 March 2015.
R (Lumsdon & Ors) v Legal Services Board, heard 16 March 2015.
R (Cornwall Council) v Secretary of State for Health; R (Cornwall Council) v Somerset County Council, heard 18-19 March 2015.
R v Harvey, heard 24 March 2015.
Cameron Mathieson, a deceased child (by his father Craig Mathieson) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, heard 26 March 2015.
Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction Plc, heard 14-15 April 2015.
BPE Solicitors & Anor v Gabriel, heard 20 Apr 2015.
Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v The Rank Group PLC, heard 21 Apr 2015.
Keyu & Ors v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs & Anor, heard 22-23 April 2015.
Bunge SA v Nidera BV, heard 27-28 April 2015.
Hunt v North Somerset Council, heard 29 April 2015.
Anson v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 30 April 2015.
Secretary of State for Work & Pensions v Tolley (Deceased acting by her personal representative), heard 5-6 May 2015.
Mandalia v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 7 May 2015.
In the matter of AR (Children) (Scotland), heard 13 May 2015.
Edenred (UK Group) Ltd & Anor v Her Majesty’s Treasury & Ors, heard 13-14 May 2015.
Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas Plc and another case, heard 18-19 May 2015.
Sharland v Sharland; Gohil v Gohil, heard 8-10 June 2015.