In the Supreme Court w/c 8 June 2015
05 Friday Jun 2015
Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.
On Monday 8 June 2015 the Court will hear the conjoined appeals of Sharland v Sharland; Gohil v Gohil. These cases concern fraudulent non-disclosure of assets during divorce proceedings. This will be the first time that the court has had to decide whether spouses who are dishonest or conceal their assets to reduce the pay-out in a divorce should be allowed to get away with it. It will be heard in Court 1 from 11am and will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30am.
On Wednesday 10 June the Court will hand down judgment in the following: Arnold v Britton & Ors regarding the true interpretation of 5 versions of a clause which has been described as a service charge clause in the long lease agreement of 25 chalets in the respondent’s leisure park; and Pendragon plc & Ors v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs regarding the application of the European law principle of abuse of rights in the context of VAT, and whether the Court of Appeal was correct to find that the Upper Tribunal failed to identify any error of law that would allow it to interfere with the First-Tier Tribunal decision that the respondent had a commercial motive for the transactions and that the arrangements were not therefore abusive. These will be handed down in Court 2 from 9.45am.
On Monday 8 June the Privy Council will hand down judgment in Saverettiar v Saverettiar (Mauritius), Republic Bank Limited v Lochan & Anor (Trinidad and Tobago) and Boufoy-Bastick v The University of the West Indies (Jamaica). These judgments will not be delivered in Court. On Wednesday 10 June the Council will hear the appeal of The Central Tenders Board & Anor v White t/a White Constructions Services (Montserrat) concerning whether the appellants unlawfully withdrew an award of a tender to the respondent, breaching his legitimate expectation and entitling him to compensation. It will be heard in Court 3 from 10.30am.
A full list of all of the cases due to be heard in the Trinity term can be found here.
The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:
PwC v SAAD Investments Company Ltd (In Liquidation), heard 29-30 April.
Anson v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 27 October 2014.
JR 38, Re Judicial Review, heard 6 November 2014.
Beghal v DPP, heard 12 November 2014.
Arnold v Britton & Ors, heard 26 January 2015.
International Energy Group Limited v Zurich Insurance PLC UK Branch, heard 27 January 2015.
Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor, heard 9-10 & 12 February 2015.
Woolway v Mazars, heard 11 February 2015.
R (Bourgass & Anor) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 16-17 February 2015.
Shahid v Scottish Ministers (Scotland), heard 18 February 2015.
R (Ali) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another case, heard 25-26 February 2015.
TN & MA (Afghanistan) (AP) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; AA (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 2-5 March 2015.
Mirga v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Samin v Westminster City Council, heard on 6-7 March 2015.
Pendragon plc & Ors v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard on 8 March 2015.
R (Lumsdon & Ors) v Legal Services Board, heard 16 March 2015.
R (Cornwall Council) v Secretary of State for Health; R (Cornwall Council) v Somerset County Council, heard 18-19 March 2015.
R v Harvey, heard 24 March 2015.
Cameron Mathieson, a deceased child (by his father Craig Mathieson) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, heard 26 March 2015.
Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction Plc, heard 14-15 April 2015.
BPE Solicitors & Anor v Gabriel, heard 20 Apr 2015.
Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v The Rank Group PLC, heard 21 Apr 2015.
Keyu & Ors v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs & Anor, heard 22-23 April 2015.
Bunge SA v Nidera BV, heard 27-28 April 2015.
Hunt v North Somerset Council, heard 29 April 2015.
Anson v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 30 April 2015.
Secretary of State for Work & Pensions v Tolley (Deceased acting by her personal representative), heard 5-6 May 2015.
Mandalia v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 7 May 2015.
In the matter of AR (Children) (Scotland), heard 13 May 2015.
Edenred (UK Group) Ltd & Anor v Her Majesty’s Treasury & Ors, heard 13-14 May 2015.
Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas Plc and another case, heard 18-19 May 2015.