The Supreme Court will only hear one appeal this week. Sitting for three days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 28, 29 and 30 June 2010 Lords Hope, Saville, Mance, Collins and Clarke will hear Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Company v The Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan. The case involves a challenge to the enforcement of an arbitration award, the first case involving an arbitration to reach the Supreme Court since its inception in October 2009.

The Pakistani Government were judged to have breached an agreement with Dallah after discontinuing the ordinance of the Awami Hajj Trust, set up to provide accommodation for pilgrims attending the Hajj. An arbitrator subsequently accepted jurisdiction of the dispute and made an award in Dallah’s favour. The Supreme Court must now decide whether a challenge to the award under section 103(2) permits a full re-hearing of the jurisdiction issue; whether an arbitral award can give rise to an estoppel; and whether their Lordships have sufficient discretion to enforce an award in any event.  Our case preview is here and the case details can be found on the Supreme Court website here.

There are three cases due to be heard by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council this week.  On Monday 28 June 2010 Lord Rodger, Lady Hale and Sir John Dyson SCJ will hear Earlin White v The Queen (Belize), which is a murder case from the Court of Appeal of Belize.

On Tuesday 29 June 2010 Lords Rodger, Walker, Brown, Kerr and Sir John Dyson SCJ will hear Rosalind Ramroop (also called Rosalind Sampson) v John Ishmail and Lall Heerasingh, which is a dispute over a claim to a possessory title to land from the Court of Appeal in Trinidad and Tobago.

Finally, on Thursday Lords Rodger Walker, Brown, Collins and Sir John Dyson SCJ will hear Leedon Limited v Mr Ghanhsyam Hurry and others (Mauritius).

On Wednesday 30 June 2010, the Supreme Court will hand down judgments in two cases R (Smith) v Secretary of State for Defence (see our case preview here) and R (on the application of Noone) v The Governor of HMP Drake Hall (see our case preview here).

On Tuesday 29 June 2010, the Privy Council will give judgment in two cases heard on its visit to Mauritius:  N Parsooramen v Nahaboo and Societe Royal Gardens v The Mauritius Revenue Authority

Judgments outstanding

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

R (SK) (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 10-11 Feb 2010

Radmacher v Granatino, heard 22-23 March 2010

A v Essex County Council, heard 24-25 March 2010

MS Palestinian Territories (FC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 26-27 April 2010

HT (Cameroon) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and HJ (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 10-12 May 2010

Southern Pacific Personal Loans Ltd (Respondent) v Walker & Another, heard 13 May 2010

R (on the application of ZO Somalia and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 17-18 May 2010

Cadder v HM Advocate (Scotland), heard 24-26 May 2010

R (on the application of the Electoral Commission) v City of Westminster Magistrates Court and the United Kingdom Independence Party, heard 8-9 June 2010

O’Brien v Ministry of Justice (formerly the Department for Constitutional Affairs), heard 14-15 June 2010

Morrison Sports Limited and others v Scottish Power (Scotland), heard 16-17 June 2010

Star Energy Weald Basin Limited and another v Bocardo SA, heard 22-24 June 2010

The following Privy Council judgments are awaited:

Marie Jean Mirbel and others v The State of Mauritius, heard 27 April 2010

Gangasingh Aubeeluck v The State of Mauritius, heard 28 April 2010


Devendranath Huram v K Bholah, heard 30 April 2010

Romeo Cannonier & Ors v The Queen (St Christopher & Nevis) and Romeo Cannonier v The Queen (St Christopher & Nevis), heard 13 May 2010

Kirk Gordon v The Queen (Belize), heard 17 May 2010

Andrew Ryan Ferrell v The Queen (Gibraltar), heard 18-19 May 2010

James Henry Ting & Ors v Cosimo Borrelli as Liquidator of AKAI Holdings Ltd & Ors (Bermuda), heard 24-27 May 2010

Seeromani Maraj-Naraynsingh v The Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago and The Director of Public Prosecutions, heard 14-15 June 2010

Bernard (Legal Representative of the Estate of Reagan Nicky Bernard) v Ramsesh Seeblack, heard 16 June 2010

Romauld James v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago, heard 17 June 2010

Report of the Tribunal to the Governor of The Cayman Islands – Madame Justice Levers (Judge of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands), heard 21-24 June 2010