In the Supreme Court w/c 18 January 2016
18 Monday Jan 2016
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Tuesday 19 January 2016 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of R (O) v Secretary of State for the Home Department concerning the appellant’s challenge to her continued detention in Immigration Removal Centres particularly during the period of 24 July 2010 until 6 July 2011 which had resulted in her poor mental health according to a report from a senior psychologist. The court must determine, among a number of other issues, whether immigration detention is in accordance with government policy and what the meaning of the policy restriction is on detention that mental disorders must be “satisfactorily managed”. It will be heard in Court 2 from 10.30am and will continue on Wednesday.
On Thursday 21 January it will hear the appeal of The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime v Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd & Ors regarding whether the respondent’s, whose property and equipment was completely destroyed by rioters who broke into their distribution warehouse in August 2011, are entitled under the Riot Damages Act 1886 to obtain compensation for not only repairing the damage done to property during a riot but also for any loss of profit which may consequently have flowed from that damage, or for other indirect adverse economic consequences of the riot. It will be heard in Court 2 from 10.30am.
On Monday 19 January the Privy Council will hear the appeal of The United Policyholders Group & Ors v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago) whether the government of Trinidad and Tobago, having taken control of an insurer, acted unlawfully in failing to guarantee the insurance policies of certain policyholders. It will be heard in Court 3 from 11am and will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30am.
A full list of the cases scheduled for the Hilary term can be found here.
The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:
Mirga v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Samin v Westminster City Council, heard on 6-7 March 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.
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.
Kennedy v Cordia (Services) LLP (Scotland), heard 19 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.
PMS International Ltd v Magmatic Ltd, heard 3 November 2015.
Belhaj & Anor v Straw & Ors; Rahmatullah v Ministry of Defence & Anor, heard 9-12 November 2015.
Youssef v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, heard 18-19 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.
UBS AG v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 3 December 2015.
In the matter of B (A child), heard 8-9 December 2015.
Shop Direct Group v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 9-10 December 2015.
R v Taylor, heard 15 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.