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

On Wednesday 30 October 2019, the Court will hand-down judgment in Sequent Nominees Ltd (formerly Rotrust Nominees Ltd) v Hautford Ltd (a company registered in the British Virgin Islands). The issue raised in this appeal is whether the landlord’s refusal to consent to the planning application for change of use was reasonable.

On Wednesday 30 October 2019, the Court will  hand down judgment in Travelers Insurance Company Ltd v XYZ. This appeal considers in what circumstances it is appropriate to make an order pursuant to section 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981, the effect of which is to impose on a liability insurer, where a liability insurer was contractually obliged to indemnify its insured against the costs of defending claims against it by third parties.

On Wednesday 30 October 2019 , the Court will hand down judgment in In the matter of NY (A Child). This considers whether the inherent jurisdiction can be used to order the summary re-relocation of a child where there is a statutory scheme and where the substantive and procedural characteristics of that scheme are avoided.

On Wednesday 30 October 2019, the Court will hand down judgment in Singularis Holdings Ltd (In Official Liquidation) (A Company Incorporated in the Cayman Islands) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd. The appeal concerns whether the dishonest state of mind of the sole shareholder and a director of a company is attributable to the company for the purposes of a claim in negligence against a third party bank or broker and, if so, what the consequences are of that attribution.

On Thursday 31 October 2019, the Court will hear the appeal of Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs v Parry & Ors. This appeal is principally about whether the pension scheme transfer by the late Mrs Staveley, and her omission to take income benefits which were then payable, constituted, or are to be treated as constituting, for the purposes of the Inheritance Tax 1984 a “disposition” which is a “transfer of value” in favour of her sons, who were to be the beneficiaries of the death benefit.

On Tuesday 29 October 2019, the Privy Council will hear the appeal of Pearson (in his capacity as Additional Liquidator of Herald Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation)) v Primeo Fund (in Official Liquidation) (Cayman Islands). This appeal considers whether s 112(2) of the Companies Law (2013 Revision) extends to pre-existing rights.

A full list of the cases scheduled for the Michaelmas 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.

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

Vedanta Resources Plc & Anor v Lungowe & Ors, heard 15-16 Jan 2019.

MacDonald & Anor v Carnbroe Estates Ltd (Scotland), heard 2 May 2019.

Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Secretary of State for the Home Department v Shah, heard 7 May 2019.

Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd, heard 8 May 2019.

Sequent Nominees Ltd v Hautford Ltd, heard 14 May 2019.

Gilham v Ministry of Justice, heard 5-6 Jun 2019.

Travelers Insurance Company Ltd v XYZ, heard 11 Jun 2019.

Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti, heard 12-13 Jun 2019.

Micula & Ors v Romania, heard 18-20 Jun 2019.

R v Reeves Taylor, heard 24-25 Jun 2019.

Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation & Ors v Commissioners of Inland Revenue, heard 27 Jun 2019.

RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, heard 3 Jul 2019.

R (Lancashire County Council) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, heard 15-16 Jul 2019.

In the matter of NY (A child), heard 18 Jul 2019.

R (Wright) v Resilient Energy Severndale Ltd & Anor, heard 22-23 Jul 2019.

Singularis Holdings Ltd (In official liquidation) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd, heard 23-24 Jul 2019.

Edwards on behalf of the late Arthur Watkins v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors, heard 25 Jul 2019.

R (DN (Rwanda)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 7- 8 October 2019.

Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent ltd, heard 10 October 2019.

FMX Foods Merchants Import Export Co Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, heard 14 October.

In the matter of an application by Deborah McGuinness for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 1 and 2, heard 15 October 2019.

Unwired Planet International Ltd & Anor v Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd & Anor, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & Anor v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL and ZTE Corporation & Anor v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL, heard 21- 24 October.

In the matter of an application by Anthony McIntyre for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland), heard 24 October 2019.