Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.

On Monday 19 January 2015 the Court will hear the appeal of OPO (by his litigation friend BHM) & Anor v MLA regarding an injunction restraining the publication of the appellant’s autobiography that describes the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. The respondent’s mother obtained the injunction on his behalf, arguing that the publication fell within the scope of the tort of intentionally inflicting harm on the son. The Court must decide whether the tort in Wilkinson v Downton [1897] QB 57 applies only to false words targeted at an individual, or may apply to publication of true words to the world at large, and whether the Court of Appeal wrongly applied the Human Rights Act 1998, s 12(3), when granting the interim injunction. It will be heard in Court 2 from 11am and will continue on Tuesday from 10.30am.

On Wednesday 21 January the Court will hear the appeal of University and College Union v The University of Stirling involving the extent of the consultation obligation requiring the respondent to refer to the appellant in relation to proposed dismissals. The Court must consider whether certain employees’ dismissals, at the expiry of their fixed-term contracts, “related to the individual concerned” within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, s 195, and also whether a question should be referred to the CJEU involving the meaning of “collective redundancies” under the Council Directive 98/59/EC, art 1(1). It will be heard in Court 2 from 10am.

On Monday 19 January the Privy Council will hand down judgment in Asset Recovery Agency (Exparte) (Jamaica). It will also hear the appeal of Gomes v The State (Trinidad and Tobago) regarding the sentence for possession of drugs for trafficking and a firearm should have been reduced for the time spent in custody while resisting an extradition application. On Wednesday it will hand down judgment in Nilon Limited & Anor v Royal Westminster Investments S.A. & Ors (British Virgin Islands) and Alleyne & Ors v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago. On Wednesday it will also hear the appeal of National Stadium Project (Grenada) Corporation v NH International (Caribbean) Ltd (Trinidad and Tobago) regarding whether the Court of Appeal was right to refuse leave and strike out the appellant’s claim that it had an entitlement by the way of trust monies advanced in a construction project. This is scheduled to continue to be heard on Thursday. All of these cases will be heard in Court 3 on each of their consecutive days from 11am on Monday and from 10.30am on Wednesday and Thursday.

A full list of the hearings scheduled to be heard during the Hilary term can be found here.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Holt v Her Majesty’s Attorney General on behalf of the Queen, heard 15 – 16 January 2014.

A v SSHD (Scotland), heard 22 – 23 January 2014.

R (SG & Ors) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, heard 29-30 April.

PwC v SAAD Investments Company Ltd (In Liquidation), heard 29-30 April.

Singularis Holdings Ltd v PwC, heard 29-30 April.

R (Robinson) v The Governor of HMP Whatton & Anor and related cases, heard 19-21 May 2014.

International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc, heard 15 and 16 July 2014.

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board, heard 22 and 23 July 2014.

Michael & Ors v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police & Anor, heard 28 July 2014.

Jetivia SA & Anor v Bilta (UK) Ltd & Ors, heard 14 October 2014.

Graughran v The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, heard 16 October 2014.

Jackson v Murray & Ors, heard 20 October 2014.

R (Rotherham Borough Council & Ors) v Secretary of State for Business, heard 20 October 2014.

Anson v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 27 October 2014.

R (Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd) v East Sussex County Council & Anor, heard 3 November 2014.

JR 38, Re Judicial Review, heard 6 November 2014.

BP Shipping Ltd & Anor v Braganza, heard 10 November 2014.

Beghal v DPP, heard 12 November 2014.

Morgan Stanley & Co International Plc v Tael One Partners Ltd, heard 17 November 2014.

Secretary of State for the Home Department v B2, heard 18 November 2014.

Royal Bank of Scotland plc v Carlyle, heard 20 November 2014.

R (Evans) v Information Commissioner, heard 24-25 November 2014.

R (JB) (Jamaica) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 26-27 November 2014.

R (Catt) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis & Anor and another case, heard 2-4 December 2014.

Vince v Wyatt, heard 8-9 December 2014.

Fish & Fish Ltd v Sea Shepherd UK, 8 December 2014.

Aster Communities Ltd (formerly Flourish Homes Ltd) v Akerman-Livingstone (AP), heard 10 December 2014.

Hotak v London Borough of Southwark; Johnson v Solihull; and Kanu v London Borough of Southwark, heard on 15 December 2014.

Sustainable Shetland v The Scottish Ministers & Anor, heard on 18 December 2014.

R (Hemming (/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) & Ors) v Westminster City Council, heard on 13 January 2015.

R (Trail Riders Fellowship & Anor) v Dorset County Council & Ors, heard on 15 January 2015.