In the Supreme Court w/c 16 November 2015
16 Monday Nov 2015
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Tuesday 17 November 2015 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Thevarajah v Riordan & Ors concerning whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that late compliance with an “unless order” could not amount to a material change of circumstances so as to justify the variation under the CPR 3.1(7) of an order debarring the appellants’ defence. It will be heard in Court 1 from 10.30am.
On Tuesday it will also hear the appeal of In the matter of J (A child) concerning whether the courts of England and Wales had jurisdiction to make an order for the return of J to Morocco; in particular the interpretation of the requirement of urgency within the 1996 Hague Convention, Art 11. It will be heard in Court 2 from 10.30am.
On Wednesday 18 November it will hand down judgment in R (Ali & Anor) v Secretary of State for the Home Department regarding whether the requirement of an English test for those spouses or civil partners of a British citizen wishing to stay in the UK breached their partner’s rights under the ECHR, art 8, or whether the interference is proportionate to the aims of improving immigrants’ job prospects and ability to access health services. These will be handed down in Court 1 from 9.45am.
Also on Wednesday it will hear the appeal of Youssef v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs involving whether the Foreign Secretary was entitled to allow Mr Youssef to be added to the United Nations’ list of people subject to asset freezing. It will be heard in Court 2 from 10.30am and will continue on Thursday.
On Wednesday 18 November the Privy Council will hear the appeal of Williams v The Bermuda Hospitals Board (Bermuda) concerning whether the Court of Appeal for Bermuda wrongly applied the “material contribution” test of causation. This will be heard in Court 3 from 10.30am.
A full list of the cases scheduled for the Michaelmas term can be found here.
The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:
PwC v SAAD Investments Company Ltd (In Liquidation), heard 29-30 April.
R (Ali) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another case, heard 25-26 February 2015.
Mirga v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Samin v Westminster City Council, heard on 6-7 March 2015.
R v Harvey, heard 24 March 2015.
Keyu & Ors v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs & Anor, heard 22-23 April 2015.
In the matter of AR (Children) (Scotland), heard 13 May 2015.
Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas Plc and another case, heard 18-19 May 2015.
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.
Marks & Spencer Plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd & Anor, heard 7 October 2015.
Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd & Anor v The Scottish Ministers (Scotland), heard 8 October 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.
Société Coopérative De Production Seafrance S.A. v Competition and Markets Authority & Anor, heard 14-15 October 2015.
Kennedy v Cordia (Services) LLP (Scotland), heard 19 October 2015.
R (Roberts) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis & Anor, heard 20 October 2015.
R (C) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 26 October 2015.
R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen (Jamaica), heard 27-29 October 2015.
R (Wang Yam) v Central Criminal Court & Anor, heard 2 November 2015.
PMS International Ltd v Magmatic Ltd, heard 3 November 2015.
Macklin v Her Majesty’s Advocate (Scotland), heard 4 November 2015.
Belhaj & Anor v Straw & Ors; Rahmatullah v Ministry of Defence & Anor, heard 9-12 November 2015.