From Monday, hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.

Also today, the Court will hear the appeal of Al-Saud v Apex Global Management Ltd & Anor. The case regards the refusal by a Saudi Arabian Royal Family member to comply with an order to sign a witness statement pertaining to disclosure matters on the grounds that his status prevented him from doing so. All of his previous challenges against the orders have failed. The Supreme Court must decide what action is appropriate when deciding whether to stay a default judgment entered following breach of an unless order. This will be heard in Court 1 at 11am.

From Tuesday 14 October the Court will hear the appeal of Jetivia SA & Anor v Bilta (UK) Ltd & Ors. This concerns the liquidation of the company Bilta (UK) Ltd and the conduct of its directors and sole shareholder. The Court must decide whether a company’s participation in fraudulent conspiracy leading to insolvency prevents the company from bringing a claim against other conspirators on the grounds of ex turpi causa; whether a director’s breach of duty which stems from the threat of insolvency due to their need to have regard of creditors cannot be attributed to the company; and whether the Insolvency Act 1986, s 213, applies without territorial limitation and whether its jurisdictional limitations fall to be assessed at the conclusion of the trail. This will be heard in Court 1 for two days from 10.30am each day.

Graughran v The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland will be heard in Court 2 from 10.30am on Thursday 16 October 2014. This case concerns the indefinite retention of fingerprints, photographs, DNA samples and DNA profiles of an individual convicted in Northern Ireland. The appellant sought to get the samples destroyed but the police refused. The Court must decide whether the indefinite retention is an interference with the ECHR, art 8(1) and if so, whether that interference could justified in accordance with art 8(2).

The Privy Council will hand down judgment in Lovell Romain v The Police Service Commission on Monday, on the regulations regarding the procedure of making promotions. It will also hear the appeal of Alleyne & Ors v The A-G of Trinidad and Tobago regarding whether the constitutional rights of Municipal Police Officers in Trinidad and Tobago were infringed by the failing to make regulations which ensured their enjoyment of property, protection of law, freedom of association, procedural protection and right to equality of treatment. These cases will both be heard in Court 3. On Thursday 16 October it will hand down judgment in Fortis TCI Ltd v Islandcom Telecommunications Ltd, determining whether the respondent had lawfully used the microwave spectrum bands its cellular telephone system and Automatic Meter Reading meters. It will also hear the appeal in Dixon v Kingdom of Spain regarding the European Arrest Warrant issued against the appellant and its failure to specify the correct charge under Spanish Law. This case will be heard in Court 3 at 10.30am following the judgment in Fortis.


The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Holt v Her Majesty’s Attorney General on behalf of the Queen, heard 15 – 16 January 2014.

A v SSHD (Scotland), heard 22 – 23 January 2014.

McDonald (Deceased) v National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc, heard 12 – 13 February 2014.

Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages Ltd & Anor, heard 3 – 5 March 2014.

R (SG & Ors) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, heard 29-30 April.

PwC v SAAD Investments Company Ltd (In Liquidation), heard 29-30 April.

Singularis Holdings Ltd v PwC, heard 29-30 April.

Telchadder v Wickland Holdings Ltd, heard 1 May.

R (Lord Carlile of Berriew QC & Ors) v SSHD, heard 13 May 2014.

R (Robinson) v The Governor of HMP Whatton & Anor and related cases, heard 19-21 May 2014.

AIB Group (UK) plc v Mark Redler & Co Solicitors, heard 5 June 2014

Les Laboratoires Servier & Anor v Apotex Inc & Ors, heard 10 June 2014.

VB v Westminster Magistrates’ Court and related appeals, heard 11 and 12 June 2014.

R (Moseley) v London Borough of Haringey, heard 19 Jun 2014.

Joined appeals R (ZH & CN) v London Boroughs of Newham and Lewisham and Sims v Dacorum Borough Council, heard 23, 24 and 26 June 2014.

R (Barclay & Anor) v SSJ and Lord Chancellor & Ors, heard 30 June 2014.

International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc, heard 15 and 16 July 2014.

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board, heard 22 and 23 July 2014.

Moohan & Anor v The Lord Advocate, heard 24 July 2014. (Decision handed down 25 July 2014, full judgment pending.

Michael & Ors v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police & Anor, heard 28 July 2014.