This is the second week of the Court’s new term, and as with last week, the Court will be hearing just one appeal.

Lords Hope, Rodger, Walker, Brown and Kerr will sit on Monday, Tuesday morning, and Wednesday 18, 19 and 20 January to  hear the appeal in R (on the application of Lewis) v Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, previewed here.  The case concerns a village green. The Court’s own “case details” can be found here.

No judgments in the Supreme Court or the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council have been announced for next week.

The Judicial Committee is listed to hear two cases next week. Lady Hale and Lords Phillips, Mance, Collins and Clarke will hear the appeal in the case of The Prime Minister of Belize and The Attorney General of Belize v Albert Vellos & Ors on Monday and Tuesday. This is a case in which the respondent claims that the Prime Minister’s failure to request that the Attorney General issue a Writ of Referendum, in respect of proposed constitutional amendments, was unlawful and ultra vires.  The case details can be found here.  The judgment of the Belize Court of Appeal, given on 28 July 2008, can be found here.  An application for an adjournment in this same case was heard on Wednesday 13 January but the result has not been announced on the JCPC website.  However, the JCPC Registry has told UKSC Blog that the appeal is going ahead as listed.

Lords Saville, Brown, Rodger, Kerr and Clarke will hear Patrick Thomas Tibbetts v The AG of the Cayman Islands on Friday. Details of the case are now available on the JCPC’s website.   The case is summarised as follows:
The appellant was convicted of two counts of assisting another to retain the benefit of the proceeds of criminal conduct between 9 December 1997 and 19 April 2000. Loans were arranged through loan shops in the United States and the appellant raised investments in the Cayman Islands. The case against the appellant was that he knew the scheme in the United States had become fraudulent. The issue was whether the appellant had the necessary knowledge. The issue in the appeal is whether a witness for the prosecution at the trial and a juror were acquainted.
No Judgments have been handed down yet this term, and so we still await judgments in nine cases from last term, and the one appeal heard by the Court last week:
A v HM Treasury, heard 5-8 Oct 2009
A v HM Treasury (anonymity), heard 22 Oct 2009
Agbaje v Akinnoye-Agbaje, heard 3-4 Nov 2009
OFCOM v Information Commissioner, heard 17 Nov 2009
Tomlinson v Birmingham City Council, heard 23 Nov 2009
Norris v Government of United States, heard 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2009
RTS Flexible Systems v Muller, heard 2-3 Dec 2009
Allison v HM Advocate, heard 8-10 Dec 2009
Grays Timber Products v HMRC, heard 14-15 Dec 2009
R (JS Sri Lanka) v ecretary of State for the Home Department, heard 13-14 Jan 2010