As the new legal term – Michaelmas – begins, here is an overview of a few of the interesting cases which will be heard by, or handed down from, the Supreme Court this term.

Scheduled to be heard in the Supreme Court on Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 is the case of SSHD v B2. The issue before the Supreme Court is whether the deprivation of the appellant of British nationality rendered him stateless within the meaning of the British Nationality Act 1981, s 40(4) and the legal implications of this.

Another interesting case is R (Evans) v Information Commissioner, which is scheduled to be heard on Monday 24 Nov 2014. This involves the challenge brought by a Guardian journalist to seek disclosure of written communications between the Prince of Wales and Parliament. The appellant brought an action under judicial review after the Attorney General overruled the UT’s decision to disclose some of the material with a certificate under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, s 53(2). The Supreme Court is asked to consider whether the decision to exercise the power was lawful and/or taken on reasonable grounds. It must also consider whether s 53(2) is compatible with the Environmental Information Directive 2003/4/EC and the ECHR, art 47.

An upcoming judgment (heard just before the summer break) that is heavily anticipated, is the case of Michael & Ors v Chief Constable of South Wales Police & Anor. This case involved an alleged delayed response to a threat to life call which should have required an immediate response. The result of that alleged delay was that Miss Michaels was stabbed to death before the police arrived on the scene. The Supreme Court must decide whether the police were liable in negligence and/or in relation to the ECHR, art 2, in respect of Miss Michael’s death.

There are no cases being heard in the Supreme Court this week.

The Privy Council will hear the Jersey appeal Crociani and Ors v Crociani and Ors on Tuesday 7 October in court 1 at 10:30am. This will be for two days. On Wednesday 8 October it will hear the British Virgin Islands appeal Krys and Or v Stitching Shell Pensioenfonds (on an anti-suit injunction) in court 3 at 10.30am for two days.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Holt v Her Majesty’s Attorney General on behalf of the Queen, heard 15 – 16 January 2014.

A v SSHD (Scotland), heard 22 – 23 January 2014.

McDonald (Deceased) v National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc, heard 12 – 13 February 2014.

Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages Ltd & Anor, heard 3 – 5 March 2014.

R (SG & Ors) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, heard 29-30 April.

PwC v SAAD Investments Company Ltd (In Liquidation), heard 29-30 April.

Singularis Holdings Ltd v PwC, heard 29-30 April.

Telchadder v Wickland Holdings Ltd, heard 1 May.

R (Lord Carlile of Berriew QC & Ors) v SSHD, heard 13 May 2014.

R (Robinson) v The Governor of HMP Whatton & Anor and related cases, heard 19-21 May 2014.

AIB Group (UK) plc v Mark Redler & Co Solicitors, heard 5 June 2014.

Les Laboratoires Servier & Anor v Apotex Inc & Ors, heard 10 June 2014.

VB v Westminster Magistrates’ Court and related appeals, heard 11 and 12 June 2014.

R (Moseley) v London Borough of Haringey, heard 19 Jun 2014.

Joined appeals R (ZH & CN) v London Boroughs of Newham and Lewisham and Sims v Dacorum Borough Council, heard 23, 24 and 26 June 2014.

R (Barclay & Anor) v SSJ and Lord Chancellor & Ors, heard 30 June 2014.

International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc, heard 15 and 16 July 2014.

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board, heard 22 and 23 July 2014.

Moohan & Anor v The Lord Advocate, heard 24 July 2014. (Decision handed down 25 July 2014, full judgment pending)

Michael & Ors v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police & Anor, heard 28 July 2014.