In the Supreme Court w/c 31 October 2016
31 Monday Oct 2016
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Tuesday 1st November to Thursday 3rd November, the Supreme Court will hear the joint appeals of China National Chartering Company Ltd v Gard Marine and Energy Ltd & Anor, Gard Marine and Energy Ltd v China National Chartering Company Ltd & Anor, and Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha v Gard Marine and Energy Ltd & Anor. This will consider whether as a matter of law in the circumstances there was a breach of a safe port warranty.
On Wednesday 2nd November, the Supreme Court will hear the case of R (A) (A Child) (by her litigation Friend B) v Secretary of State for Health. This will consider whether the Secretary of State acted unlawfully in failing to require abortion services to be provided through the NHS in England ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland, and whether failing to do this infringes ECHR, arts 14 & 8.
On Thursday 3rd November, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. This will consider what a fair and reasonable apportionment of residual input tax on costs incurred in retail from hire purchase transactions combining VAT taxable and VAT exempt supply is under the ‘partial exempt special method’ agreed by the parties.
A full list of the cases scheduled for the Michaelmas term can be found here.
The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:
Belhaj & Anor v Straw & Ors; Rahmatullah v Ministry of Defence & Anor, heard 9–12 November 2015.
ZM v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Northern Ireland); HA (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 12–14 January 2016.
Asset Land Investment Plc & Anor v The Financial Conduct Authority, heard 13–14 January 2016.
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime v Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd & Ors, heard 21 January 2016.
Abd Ali Hameed Al-Waheed v Ministry of Defence; Mohammed & Ors v Ministry of Defence & Anor, heard 1–4 February 2016.
R (MM) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another case,heard 22–24 February 2016.
R (MA & Ors) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & other cases, heard 29 February-2 March 2016.
R (Agyarko) v Secretary of state for the Home Department, heard 6–7 April 2016.
Akers & Ors v Samba Financial Group, heard 27–28 April 2016.
R v Docherty, 3-4 May 2016.
Mohammed & Ors v Ministry of Defence & Anor, heard 9–10 May.
Commissioners for the HMRC v The Investment Trust Companies (in liquidation) & Ors, heard 17–19 May 2016.
R v Golds, heard on 14 June 2016.
FirstGroup plc v Paulley, heard on 15 June 2016.
R (Hicks & Ors) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, heard on 28-29 June 2016.
AB v Her Majesty’s Advocate (Scotland), heard on 11 July 2016.
SXH v Crown Prosecution Service, heard 19 July 2016.
AMT Futures Ltd v Marzillier & Ors, heard 5 October 2016.
AIG Europe Ltd v Woodman & Ors, heard 10 October 2016.
McCann v The State Hospital Board for Scotland (Scotland), heard 11-12 October 2016.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc v Lomas & Ors and other cases, heard 17-20 October 2016.
R (Mirza) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and other cases, heard 19 October 2016.
Mohammed & Ors v Ministry of Defence, heard 25-27 October 2016.