Listed for three days in the Supreme Court from Tuesday 9 October 2012 onwards is the Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Bill 2012 – Reference by the Attorney General for England and Wales. This concerns the correct interpretation of the National Assembly for Wales’ powers under the Government of Wales Act 2006. Under the Act, the Welsh Assembly obtained primary legislative powers in certain subject areas. However, in July the Attorney General asked the Supreme Court to determine whether the Assembly had exceeded its authority in passing the Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Bill, specifically clauses 6 and 9. Counsel General, Theodore Huckle QC, who will respond to the referral on behalf of the Welsh Government, sets out some of his argument here.

Case details are available on the Supreme Court’s website here, and the UKSC Blog has posted about the case too.

On Wednesday 10 October 2012 the Supreme Court will hand down judgment in the following two cases: Day & Anor v Hosebay Ltd, Howard de Walden Estates Ltd v Lexgorge Ltd, on the meaning of “housing” under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, s 2 – the case preview by Arden Chambers’ Stephanie Smith is here; and R v Varma, which considers whether the Crown Court has the power to make a confiscation order against a defendant following conviction if he or she receives an absolute or conditional discharge. UKSC Blog editor, Matthew Ryder QC’s case preview is here.

In the Privy Council on 10-11 October 2012 is the appeal of Lesage  v The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd, on appeal from the Supreme Court of Mauritius. The appellant was refused leave to appeal a judgment for damages against him as he had failed to serve all the parties to the claim with notice of his application, and it is for the Judicial Committee to determine whether special leave to appeal should be granted on the grounds that the appellant should be entitled to exercise his appeal as of right. Here are the case details.

There are no hand downs scheduled in the Privy Council this week.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Stanford International Bank Ltd (acting by its joint liquidators) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office, heard 23 – 25 January 2012.

R v Waya, heard 27 – 30 March 2012.

Al-Sirri v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 14 – 15 May 2012.

DD (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 16 – 17 May 2012.

Rubin & Anor v Eurofinance SA & Ors, heard 21 – 24 May 2012.

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs & Anor v Rahmatullah, heard 2 – 3 July 2012.

BCL Old Co Ltd & Ors v BASF plc & Ors, heard 9 – 10 July 2012.

Walton v The Scottish Ministers, heard 9 – 10 July 2012.

Birmingham City Council v Abdulla & Ors, heard 11 July 2012.

British Airways plc v Williams & Ors, heard 23 July 2012.

The Catholic Child Welfare Society & Ors v Various claimants & Ors, heard 23 – 24 July 2012.

Morris v Rae, heard 3 October 2012.

R (Gujra) v Crown Prosecution Service, heard 4 October 2012.