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

On Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 June, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of R v Reeves Taylor. This appeal will consider what the correct interpretation is of the term ‘person acting in an official capacity’ in the Criminal Justice Act 1988, s 134(1). In particular, it will consider whether it includes someone who acts otherwise than in a private and individual capacity for or on behalf of an organisation or body which exercises or purports to exercise the functions of Government over the civilian population in the territory which it controls and in which the relevant conduct occurs. This will be heard in Courtroom 2.

On Thursday 27 June, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation & Ors v Commissioners of Inland Revenue. This appeal will consider the compatibility of UK corporate taxation with certain principles of EU law and the liabilities of the revenue to a taxpayer who has overpaid tax on the basis of incompatible UK legislation. It will also consider issues arising out of the case of Prudential Assurance Company Ltd v Commissioners for HMRC [2018] UKSC 39. This will be heard in Courtroom 2.

A full list of the cases scheduled for the Trinity term can be found here.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Keefe (by his litigation friend Eyton) v Hoteles Pinero Canarias SL, heard 7 Mar 2017.

Arcadia Petroleum Ltd & Ors v Bosworth & Anor, heard 10-11 Apr 2017.

In the matter of D (a child), heard 3-4 Oct 2018.

Vedanta Resources Plc & Anor v Lungowe & Ors, heard 15-16 Jan 2019.

Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, heard 21-22 Jan 2019.

Shanks v Unilever Plc & Ors, heard 6-7 Feb 2019.

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Franco Vomero (Italy), heard 7 Feb 2019.

Cape Intermediate Ltd v Dring (for and on behalf of Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK), heard 18-19 Feb 2019.

R (Association of Independent Meat Suppliers & Anor) v Food Standards Agency, heard 5 Mar 2019.

Commissioners for HMRC v Frank A Smart & Sons Ltd (Scotland), heard 6 Mar 2019.

Akcil & Ors v Koza & Anor, heard 19 Mar 2019.

X v Kuoni Travel Ltd, heard 1 May 2019.

MacDonald & Anor v Carnbroe Estates Ltd (Scotland), heard 2 May 2019.

Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Secretary of State for the Home Department v Shah, heard 7 May 2019.

Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd, heard 8 May 2019.

Sequent Nominees Ltd v Hautford Ltd, heard 14 May 2019.

London Borough of Lambeth v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government & Ors, heard 21 May 2019.

Gilham v Ministry of Justice, heard 5-6 Jun 2019.

Travelers Insurance Company Ltd v XYZ, heard 11 Jun 2019.

Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti, heard 12-13 Jun 2019.

Micula & Ors v Romania, heard 18-20 Jun 2019.