The Court is in recess until Wednesday 4 June, when the appeal of R (Sandiford) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will be heard. This will be in courtroom 2 from 10.30am for one day. This concerns whether the Secretary of State’s decision not to fund legal services for someone facing the death penalty in criminal proceedings abroad was unlawful. The appellant was convicted of drug trafficking offences in Indonesia and sentenced to death. The respondent has a strict policy not to provide legal funding in such cases, even where the death penalty is applied.


On Thursday, the Court will hear the appeal of AIB Group (UK) plc v Mark Redler & Co Solicitors for half a day to one day. This will decide whether the appellant is entitled to compensation for the whole funds of a loan following a breach of trust by the respondent or whether they can only recover their actual losses.


The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

R v Ahmad & Anor, heard 29 July 2013.

R (Eastenders Cash and Carry plc & Ors) v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 27 – 28 November 2013.

R (T & Anor) v SSHD & Anor, heard 9 – 10 December 2013.

R (AM) v DPPR (AM) v DPP; and R (Nicklinson & Anor) v Ministry of Justice, heard 16 – 19 December 2013.

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.

British Telecommunication Plc v Telefonica 02 UK Limited and Ors, heard 3 – 4 February 2014.

R v Ahmad & Anor and R v Fields & Ors, heard 10 – 11 February 2014.

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

Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill – Reference by the Attorney General for England and Wales, heard 17 – 18 February 2014.

Khaira & Ors v Shergill & Ors, heard 19 – 20 February 2014.

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

R (Nunn) v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary & Anor, heard 13 March 2014.

Robertson v Swift, heard 19 March 2014.

R (Whiston) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 26 March 2014.

David T Morrison and Co Limited t/a Gael Home Interiors v ICL Plastics Limited & Ors, heard7-9 April.

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.

The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd & Anor v United Utilities Water plc, heard 6-8 May 2014.

Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Ors, heard 12 May 2014.

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

Henderson v Foxworth Investments Ltd & Anor, heard 14-15 May 2014.

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