In the Supreme Court w/c 26 October 2015
23 Friday Oct 2015
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Monday 26 October 2015 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of R (C) v Secretary of State for Justice concerning whether mental health patients conducting litigation in the civil courts are entitled to a presumption of anonymity. It will be heard in Court 2 from 11am.
On Tuesday 27 October the Supreme Court and the Privy Council will sit together for the first time to hear the joint appeals R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen (Jamaica). The appellants in both cases are challenging their convictions of joint enterprise for murder. It will be heard in Court 1 at 10.30am and will continue on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday 28 October it will hand down judgment in British American Tobacco Denmark A/S & Ors v Kazemier Transport BV and another case concerning whether the Court of Appeal’s interpretation of the relevant provisions in the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road 1956 was correct so that the court has jurisdiction over the dispute regarding the subcontracting with Dutch carriers in a cargo deal. These will be handed down in Court 2 from 9.45am.
On Wednesday 28 October the Privy Council will hear the appeal of The Director General Mauritius Revenue Authority v Chettiar & Ors (Mauritius) involving whether the pension paid to the late A.V. Chettiar as a former Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius is exempt from income tax under the Income Tax Act 1995, s 7(1). On Thursday 29 October it will hear the appeal of Emerald Bay Worldwide Ltd v Barclays Wealth Directors (Guernsey) Ltd & Anor (Guernsey) regarding whether the BVI Business Companies Act 2004, s 132(1), permits a company’s constitution to grant its directors complete indemnification for their liability to the company itself for breach of their duty of care and skill. These will be heard in Court 3 from 10.30am on their subsequent days.
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.
Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence, heard 14 July 2015.
Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi; ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis, heard 21-23 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.
Kennedy v Cordia (Services) LLP (Scotland), heard 19 October 2015.
R (Roberts) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis & Anor, heard 20 October 2015.