Listed from this morning for two days is the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill – Reference by the Attorney General for England and Wales devolution matter. This reference to the Supreme Court is in relation to a Bill passed by the Welsh Assembly regarding terms and conditions of employment for agricultural workers, including minimum wages and sickness and holiday entitlement. The Attorney General contends that this legislation falls outside the competency of the Assembly.

From Wednesday until Thursday 20 February 2014 is the appeal of Khaira & Ors v Shergill & Ors, to be heard by L Neuberger, L Mance, L Clarke, L Sumption and L Hodge. The appellants seek a declaration that they have been validly appointed as trustees of Gurdwaras in Birmingham and High Wycombe by the ninth appellant, whom they say is the Third Holy Saint of Nirmal Kutia Johal, a Sikh institution based in India. The respondents are original trustees of the Gurdwaras, and argue that the ninth appellant has no power to remove or appoint trustees. They applied for a strike out of the proceedings on the basis that they concern non-justiciable questions of religious belief and practice.

On Wednesday 19 February the Supreme Court will hand down judgment in the following: Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria; Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v Marks and Spencer plc; and EM (Eritrea) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department.

In the Privy Council on Tuesday 18 February 2014 is the appeal from Trinidad and Tobago of Real Time Systems Ltd v Renraw Investments Limited & Ors, a matter concerning the interpretation of the Civil Procedure Rules.

On Wednesday 19 February 2014 is Stoutt v The Queen, a criminal appeal from the British Virgin Islands. The appellant argues that the Court of Appeal erred in finding that potentially helpful evidence to the defence at trial was hearsay, and therefore inadmissible.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Re an application by Central Craigavon Ltd for Judicial Review, heard 15 May 2013.

R v Ahmad & Anor, heard 29 July 2013.

P (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor) v Cheshire West and Chester Council, and P & Anor (by their litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) v Surrey County Council, heard 21 – 23 October 2013.

Kennedy v The Charity Commission, heard 29 – 31 October 2013.

Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor, heard 12 – 14 November 2013.

Stott v Thomas Cook Tour Operators Ltd, heard 20 November 2013.

R (Eastenders Cash and Carry plc & Ors) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 27 – 28 November 2013..

 R (British Sky Broadcasting Ltd) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, heard 3 December 2013.

R v O’Brien, heard 5 December 2013.

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

R (AM) v The Director of Public Prosecutions; R (AM) v Director of Public Prosecution; 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.

The Commissioners for HMRC v Forde and McHugh Ltd, heard 16 January 2014.

Cox v Ergo Versicherung AG (formerly known as Victoria), heard 20 – 21 January 2014.

A v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Scotland), heard 22 – 23 January 2014.

Durkin v DSG Retail Ltd & Anor, heard 28 January 2014.

The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v Secret Hotels2 Ltd (formerly Med Hotels Ltd), heard 29 – 30 January 2014.

Dunhill (a protected party by her litigation friend Tasker) v Burgin (Nos. 1 & 2), heard 3 – 5 February 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.