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

On Tuesday 27 April, the Supreme Court will hear two cases. First, Crown Prosecution Service v Aquila Advisory Ltd. This appeal will consider two issues concerning a proprietary claim brought by a company against its directors to recover proceeds of crime received in breach of fiduciary duty. First, can that proprietary claim be asserted in priority to a confiscation order obtained by the Crown Prosecution Service? Second, can the illegality of the directors be attributed to the company in circumstances where the company suffered no loss and stood to profit from the crime.

Second, the Court will hear Royal Mail Group Ltd v Efobi. This appeal will consider which party in a claim for discrimination contrary to the Equality Act 2010 bears the burden of proving that discrimination has or has not occurred.

On Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 April the Court will hear Lloyd v Google LLC. This appeal will consider whether Lloyd, the respondent, should have been refused permission to serve his representative claim against the appellant out of the jurisdiction (i) because members of the class had not suffered ‘damage’ within the meaning of section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998; and/or (ii) the respondent was not entitled to bring a representative claim because other members of the class did not have the ‘same interest’ in the claim and were not identifiable; and/or (iii) because the court should exercise its discretion to direct that the respondent should not act as a representative.

On Friday 30 April, the Court will hand down judgment in Zabolotnyi v The Mateszalka District Court, Hungary. The appeal considered the conditions in Hungarian prisons, and the approach to be taken in assessing and relying on assurances as to prison conditions given by the Hungarian authorities.

The hand-down will be streamed on Supreme Court Live and will then be made available on the Supreme Court’s video on demand service.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

The Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc v Ukraine (Represented by the Minister of Finance of Ukraine acting upon the instructions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine) Nos. 2 and 3, heard 9-12 December 2019

Manchester Building Society (Appellant) v Grant Thornton UK LLP (Respondent), heard 13-14 October 2020

SC, CB and 8 children (Appellants) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and others (Respondents), heard 20-22 October 2020

Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd, heard 2-3 November 2020

Khan v Meadows, heard 5 November 2020

A and B v Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and Anor, heard 11 November 2020

Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd, heard 12 November 2020

R (on the application of TN (Vietnam) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Anor, heard 30 November and 01 December 2020

Director of Public Prosecutions v Ziegler and Ors, heard 12 January 2021

FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Brownlie (as dependant and executrix of Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, CBE, QC), heard 13 and 14 January 2021

Matthew and Ors v Sedman and Ors, heard 19 January 2021

R (on the application AB) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 20 and 21 January 2021

CPRE Kent v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, heard 28 January 2021

R (on the application of A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 10 February 2021

Anwar v The Advocate General (representing the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (Scotland), heard 25 February 2021

Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v Tooth, heard 2 March 2021

Sanambar v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 4 March 2021

R (on the application of Fylde Coast Farms Ltd (formerly Oyston Estates Ltd)) v Fylde Borough Council, heard 9 March 2021

BF (Eritrea) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 16 March 2021

Harcus Sinclar LLP v Your Lawyers Ltd, heard 24 and 25 March 2021

Secretary of State for Health and Ors v Servier Laboratories Ltd and Ord, heard 14 and 15 April 2021

 R (on the application of Haworth) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, heard 21 April 2021

Crown Prosecution Service v Aquila Advisory Ltd, heard 27 April 2021

Royal Mail Group Ltd v Efobi, heard 27 April 2021

Lloyd v Google LLC, heard 28 and 29 April 2021.