It’s a busy week in the Supreme Court and Privy Council, although a few changes in the timetable have been made since the sittings were published – British Airways v Mak & Ors was listed for Tues 16 October in the Supreme Court but has settled, and the following cases are no longer listed in the Privy Council on Weds 17 October : Melvin Maycock Senior v United States, Gordon Newbold v The Commissioner of Police, Shanto Curry v The Commissioner of Police, Sheldon Moore v The Commissioner of Police and Trevor Roberts & Anor v AG of the Bahamas & Anor.

On Monday 15 October 2012 is the matter of Jessy Saint Prix v Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, on appeal from the Court of Appeal (Civ Div). The appellant, a French national who came to work in the UK, ceased work when she became pregnant and claimed income support. The application for income support was refused by the DWP on the ground that she had lost her right to reside under Dir 2004/38/EC and did not retain the status of “worker” under art 7 of the Directive. It is for the Supreme Court to determine whether the appellant constitutes a “worker” or a “person from abroad” for the purposes of art 7 of the Directive, and if the appellant does not fall under the category of “worker” whether art 7 is compatible with the EU principle of equal treatment. Case details are available here.

From Wednesday 17 October 2012 is Societe Generale, London Branch v Geys, a two-day hearing concerning employment contracts. The appellant was an employee of the respondent bank, and the employment contract contained bespoke provisions concerning payments due on termination and three months’ written notice of termination of employment. The contract also incorporated the staff handbook which provided that employment could be immediately terminated with a payment in lieu of notice. The respondent terminated the employment contract with immediate effect and paid the appellant in lieu of notice, and the appellant contends that the contract has not been terminated. Here are the case details, and for more detail and an analysis of the Court of Appeal’s interpretation of the “PILON” clause Dominic Holmes’ case preview is here.

The Supreme Court will hand down judgment in the following on Wednesday 17 October 2012: Walton v The Scottish Ministers and British Airways plc v Williams & Ors.

On Monday 15 October 2012 in the Privy Council is Taitt v The State, an appeal from Trinidad and Tobago. This is a permissions hearing for leave to appeal against a death sentence and will be heard by a panel of three.

On Tuesday 16 October 2012 in Courtroom 3 is Chief Justice of the Cayman Island v The Governor. No case details are available for this matter.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Stanford International Bank Ltd (acting by its joint liquidators) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office, heard 23 – 25 January 2012.

R v Waya, heard 27 – 30 March 2012.

Al-Sirri v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 14 – 15 May 2012.

DD (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 16 – 17 May 2012.

Rubin & Anor v Eurofinance SA & Ors, heard 21 – 24 May 2012.

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs & Anor v Rahmatullah, heard 2 – 3 July 2012.

BCL Old Co Ltd & Ors v BASF plc & Ors, heard 9 – 10 July 2012.

Birmingham City Council v Abdulla & Ors, heard 11 July 2012.

The Catholic Child Welfare Society & Ors v Various claimants & Ors, heard 23 – 24 July 2012.

Morris v Rae, heard 3 October 2012.

R (Gujra) v Crown Prosecution Service, heard 4 October 2012.

Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Bill 2012 – Reference by the Attorney General for England and Wales, heard 9 – 11 October 2012.