In the Supreme Court w/c 22 February 2016
22 Monday Feb 2016
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Monday 22 February 2016 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of R(MM) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another case concerning whether the introduction into the Immigration Rules of a Minimum Income Requirement (MIR) for a UK citizen or resident wishing to bring a non-EEA spouse or partner into the UK is in breach of the ECHR, art 8, unlawfully discriminatory and/or irrational. This will be heard in Court 1 from 11am and will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30am.
On Wednesday 24 February it will hand down judgment in the appeal of Knauer v Ministry of Justice concerning the appropriate date for the assessment of multipliers in claims for future loss under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976; whether the appropriate date is the date of death or the date of trial. This will be handed down in Court 1 from 9.45am.
On Thursday 25 February it will hear the appeal of Airtours Holidays Transport Ltd v Revenue and Customs regarding whether the Appellant is entitled to recover input tax on payments it made to certain advisers under a tripartite agreement between it, the advisers and certain banks. It will be heard in Court 1 from 10.30am.
On Tuesday 23 February 2016 the Privy Council will hear the appeal of Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Ltd v The Owners of the Cape Bari Tankschiffahrts GMBH & Co KG (Bahamas) concerning whether it is permissible for the owners of a vessel to contract out of or waive its statutory right of limitation under the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Claims Limitation of Liability) Act 1989 and the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976. This will be heard in Court 3 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:
R (Bancoult No 2) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, heard 22 June 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.
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.
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.
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.
R (O) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 19-20 January 2016.
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime v Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd & Ors, heard 21 January 2016.
R (Ismail) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 26-27 January 2016.
Knauer v Ministry of Justice, heard 28 January 2016.
Abd Ali Hameed Al-Waheed v Ministry of Defence; Mohammed & Ors v Ministry of Defence & Anor, heard 1-4 February 2016.
Lynn Shellfish Ltd & Ors v Loose & Anor, heard 9-10 February 2016.
Brown & Anor, the Joint Administrators of Loanwell Ltd v Stonegale Ltd (Scotland) and other cases, heard 15 February 2016.
Patel v Mirza, heard 16-18 February 2016.