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

On Tuesday 30 January, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Cartier International AG & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc & Anor. This appeal will consider the threshold conditions for the imposition of an order requiring internet service providers (ISPs) to block or attempt to block access to websites infringing registered trademarks, and whether ISPs, as innocent parties, should be required to bear the costs of such blocking orders. This will be heard in Courtroom 2.

On Wednesday 31 January, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council will hear the appeal of Williams & Ors v Herbert & Anor (Antigua & Barbuda). This appeal will consider whether, in circumstances where a first-instance judgment has been entered against a party who was not present or represented at the hearing, there has been a miscarriage of justice as the absent party has not had an opportunity to be heard, and whether, in this case, the Court of Appeal failed to follow ‘well established legal principles’ when it concluded that the trial judge had sufficient evidence before him to decide the case, and declined to interfere with his findings of fact. This will be heard in Courtroom 3.

On Thursday 1 February, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd. This appeal will consider whether an agreement in writing which contains an anti-oral variation clause can be varied other than in accordance with the terms of that clause, and whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to follow a previous Court of Appeal decision in which a relevant contrary authority had not been cited, or a later Court of Appeal decision which considered both earlier decisions and rejected the contrary authority but did so obiter. It will also consider whether, on the findings of fact by the trial judge, there was a practical benefit which could amount to consideration at law, given the principle that a promise to pay an existing liability cannot amount to good consideration per Re Selectmove [1995] 1 WLR 474. This will be heard in Courtroom 2.

A full list of the cases scheduled for the Hilary 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.

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD & Anor, heard 13-14 Mar 2017.

SM (Algeria) v Entry Clearance Officer UK Visa Section, heard 23 Mar 2017 and further, 29 Nov 2017.

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

Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v Brownlie, heard 9-10 May 2017.

R (Bancoult No 3) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, heard 28-29 Jun 2017.

Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, heard 12 Jul 2017.

In the matter of C (Children), heard 9-10 Oct 2017.

Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd, heard 11-12 Oct 2017.

In the matter of an application by Kevin Maguire for Judicial Review, heard 19 Oct 2017.

Reference by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland pursuant to Paragraph 33 of Schedule 10 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Abortion), heard 24-26 Oct 2017.

R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 31 Oct-1 Nov 2017.

Steel & Anor v NRAM PLC (Scotland), heard 7 Nov 2017.

Immigration – SIAC – bail. R (B) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 14-15 Nov 2017.

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, heard 20 Nov 2017.

R (AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police & Anor, heard 21 Nov 2017.

Barton v Wright Hassall LLP, heard 22 Nov 2017.

R v McCool (Northern Ireland); R v Harkin (Northern Ireland), heard 23 Nov 2017.

Dryden & Ors v Johnson Matthey Plc, heard 27-28 Nov 2017.

The Advocate General for Scotland v Romein (Scotland), heard 6 Dec 2017.

Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd v Fielding & Anor, heard 7 Dec 2017.

A v B & Anor, heard 12 Dec 2017.

R (Mott) v Environment Agency, heard 13 Dec 2017.

HM Inspector of Health & Safety v Chevron North Sea Ltd (Scotland), heard 14 Dec 2017.