In the Supreme Court w/c 22 June 2015
22 Monday Jun 2015
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Monday 22 June 2015 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of R (Bancoult No 2) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs concerning whether the judgment of the House of Lords in this case should be set aside on the alleged ground of material non-disclosure by the respondent and, if so, whether the appellant should be permitted to adduce fresh evidence at the rehearing of the appeal. It will be heard in Court 1 from 11am.
On Tuesday 23 June 2015 the Court will hear the conjoined appeals of R (Champion) v North Norfolk District Council & Anor regarding Whether the Council could properly conclude that an Appropriate Assessment or an Environmental Impact Assessment was not required in the granting of planning permission for a development because it was not likely to have a significant impact on the environment. It will be heard in Court 2 from 10.30am.
On Wednesday 24 June the Court will hand down judgment in the following: TN & MA (Afghanistan) (AP) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; AA (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department involving appellants who sought asylum in the UK as children. The Supreme Court must decide whether the appellant’s right to appeal the respondent’s decision refusing their asylum applications by judicial review was an effective remedy for the purposes of EU law, and whether the respondent had a duty to try to trace the families of unaccompanied children who seek asylum in Britain; R (Lumsdon & Ors) v Legal Services Board concerning the judicial review of the respondent’s decision to approve the proposed introduction of QASA, whereby criminal advocates wishing to exercise rights of audience at a higher level would be obliged to apply for accreditation which would be dependent upon assessment by trial judges during trials. These will be handed down in Court 2 from 9.45am.
On Wednesday the Court will also hear the appeal of R (Tigere) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills involving the compatibility of statutory eligibility criteria for student loans based on i) indefinite leave to remain and ii) three years’ lawful residence with the right to education and the prohibition on discrimination. This will be heard in Court 1 from 10.30am and will continue on Thursday.
On Monday 22 June the Privy Council will hand down judgment in Hickox & Ors v Brilla Capital Investment Master Fund SPC Limited & Ors (Anguilla). This judgment will not be delivered in Court. On Wednesday 24 June the Council will hand down judgment in Misick & Ors v The Queen (Turks and Caicos). On Wednesday the Council will also hear the appeals of Apollon Metaxides v Swart & Ors (Bahamas) and Silver Point Condominium Apartments v Johann D Swart & Ors (Bahamas) concerning the proper approach of a court to the determination of the identity of a party in a case of doubt or ambiguity on the face of the originating process. This will be heard in Court 3 following the judgment hand down from 10.30am.
The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:
PwC v SAAD Investments Company Ltd (In Liquidation), heard 29-30 April.
Anson v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 27 October 2014.
JR 38, Re Judicial Review, heard 6 November 2014.
Beghal v DPP, heard 12 November 2014.
International Energy Group Limited v Zurich Insurance PLC UK Branch, heard 27 January 2015.
Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor, heard 9-10 & 12 February 2015.
Woolway v Mazars, heard 11 February 2015.
R (Bourgass & Anor) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 16-17 February 2015.
Shahid v Scottish Ministers (Scotland), heard 18 February 2015.
R (Ali) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another case, heard 25-26 February 2015.
TN & MA (Afghanistan) (AP) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; AA (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 2-5 March 2015.
Mirga v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Samin v Westminster City Council, heard on 6-7 March 2015.
R (Lumsdon & Ors) v Legal Services Board, heard 16 March 2015.
R (Cornwall Council) v Secretary of State for Health; R (Cornwall Council) v Somerset County Council, heard 18-19 March 2015.
R v Harvey, heard 24 March 2015.
Cameron Mathieson, a deceased child (by his father Craig Mathieson) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, heard 26 March 2015.
Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v The Rank Group PLC, heard 21 Apr 2015.
Keyu & Ors v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs & Anor, heard 22-23 April 2015.
Bunge SA v Nidera BV, heard 27-28 April 2015.
Hunt v North Somerset Council, heard 29 April 2015.
Anson v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 30 April 2015.
Secretary of State for Work & Pensions v Tolley (Deceased acting by her personal representative), heard 5-6 May 2015.
Mandalia v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 7 May 2015.
In the matter of AR (Children) (Scotland), heard 13 May 2015.
Edenred (UK Group) Ltd & Anor v Her Majesty’s Treasury & Ors, heard 13-14 May 2015.
Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas Plc and another case, heard 18-19 May 2015.
Sharland v Sharland; Gohil v Gohil, heard 8-10 June 2015.
John Mander Pension Scheme Trustees Limited v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 16 June 2015.
Bank of Cyprus UK Ltd v Menelaou, heard 17-18 June 2015.