In the Supreme Court w/c 7 March 2016
05 Saturday Mar 2016
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Monday 7 March 2016, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Willers v Joyce & Anor (in substitution for and in their capacity as executors of Albert Gubay (deceased)), which raises the issue of whether the Courts of England and Wales should continue to treat decisions of the Privy Council, made by a board comprising solely of serving Supreme Court Justices who have heard full argument and made their decision on the basis of English Law, as having no status as legal precedent in England and Wales. This will be heard in Court 1 from 11am.
On Tuesday 8 March it will hear the appeal of Re an application by JR55 for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) on whether the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints has a power to recommend that a consolatory payment be made by the respondent GP (JR55) following a finding of maladministration. It will be heard in Court 3 from 10.30am and will continue on Wednesday.
On Tuesday the Court will also hear the appeal of The Christian Institute & Ors v The Lord Advocate (Scotland) – a challenge of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, Pt 4, which introduces a “named person service” requiring providers of children’s services to make available an identified individual whose general function is to promote, support or safeguard the wellbeing of each child or young person, on behalf of the service provider concerned. It will be heard in Court 2 from 10.30am and will continue on Wednesday.
On Wednesday 9 March the Court will hand down judgment in two cases: PMS International Ltd v Magmatic Ltd (infringement of Community registered designs) and UBS AG v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; DB Group Services (UK) Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (on taxation of employee bonuses in the form of shares).
These will be handed down in Court 2 from 9.45am.
A full list of the cases scheduled for the Hilary term can be found here.
The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:
R (Bancoult No 2) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, heard 22 June 2015.
PMS International Ltd v Magmatic Ltd, heard 3 November 2015.
Belhaj & Anor v Straw & Ors; Rahmatullah v Ministry of Defence & Anor, heard 9-12 November 2015.
R (Nouazli) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 23-24 November 2015.
NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV v Cargill International SA, heard 1-2 December 2015.
UBS AG v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 3 December 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.
R (O) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 19-20 January 2016.
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime v Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd & Ors, heard 21 January 2016.
R (Ismail) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 26-27 January 2016.
Abd Ali Hameed Al-Waheed v Ministry of Defence; Mohammed & Ors v Ministry of Defence & Anor, heard 1-4 February 2016.
Lynn Shellfish Ltd & Ors v Loose & Anor, heard 9-10 February 2016.
Brown & Anor, the Joint Administrators of Loanwell Ltd v Stonegale Ltd (Scotland) and other cases, heard 15 February 2016.
Patel v Mirza, heard 16-18 February 2016.
R(MM) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another case, heard 22-24 February 2016.
Airtours Holidays Transport Ltd v Revenue and Customs, heard 25 February 2016.
R (MA & Ors) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & other cases, heard 29 February-2 March 2016.
McBride v Scottish Police Authority (Scotland), heard 3 March 2016.