In the Supreme Court w/c 19 October 2015
16 Friday Oct 2015
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Monday 19 October 2015 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Kennedy v Cordia (Services) LLP (Scotland) concerning expert evidence given at a hearing considering the respondent employer’s liability to carry out the correct risk assessments to protect them employees from harm. It will be heard in Court 2 from 11am.
On Tuesday 20 October it will hear the appeal of R (Roberts) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis & Anor regarding whether the power to stop and search under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, s 4, has sufficient safeguards for it to be compatible with the appellant’s rights under the ECHR, arts 5 & 8. It will be heard in Court 2 at 10.30am and will continue on Wednesday following the judgment hand downs.
On Wednesday 21 October it will hand down judgment in the following cases: R v McGeough (Northern Ireland) concerning whether the Court of Appeal erred in law by refusing to exclude admissions made by the appellant in the course of his application to Sweden for asylum in his trial for attempted murder of postman and Ulster Defence Regiment member, Samuel Brush; The United States of America v Nolan regarding the respondent’s redundancy following the closure of her US military base, RSA Hythe; and JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov concerning whether the respondent’s rights under loan agreements should be treated as “assets” for the purposes of the freezing order against him. These will be handed down in Court 2 from 9.45am.
On Monday 12 October the Privy Council will hand down judgment in The National Housing Trust v YP Seaton & Associates Company Ltd (Jamaica). This will be handed down in Court 3 from 11am. On Monday it will also hear the conjoined appeals of Ferguson v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago); Maritime Life (Caribbean ) Ltd & Ors v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago); and Edoo v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago) involving whether the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) (Amendment) Act (No. 15 of 2012) is unconstitutional because it breaches either the principle of the separation of powers, or the principle of the rule of law. This will be heard in Court 3 following the judgment hand downs at 11am and will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday at 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.
Bank of Cyprus UK Ltd v Menelaou, heard 17-18 June 2015.
R (Bancoult No 2) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, heard 22 June 2015.
British American Tobacco Denmark A/S & Ors v Kazemier Transport BV and another case, heard 29 June 2015.
R v McGeough (Northern Ireland), heard 9 July 2015.
Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence, heard 14 July 2015.
The United States of America v Nolan, heard 15 July 2015.
Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi; ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis, heard 21-23 July 2015.
JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov, heard 28-29 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.