Welcome back after the holidays. The Hilary Term starts today, and the first hearings listed are the linked matters of Adamson v Paddico Ltd and Taylor (on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Markham & Little Francis) v Betterment Properties Ltd in Courtroom 2 on Wednesday 15 Jan 2014. Both matters concern attempts to register land as a village green pursuant to the Commons Registration Act 1965, s 13. In Adamson the issue is whether the passage of time can be the sole decisive reason that it is not just to rectify the register in relation to a village green under s 14 of the Act; and in Taylor the question of whether it would be ‘just’ to rectify the register relates to both the nature of, and interruptions to, the use of the land.

From Wednesday 15 Jan is the appeal from the Isle of Man of Holt v Her Majesty’s Attorney General on behalf of the Queen, listed for two days in Courtroom 3, and on Thursday 16 Jan The Commissioners for HMRC v Forde and McHugh Ltd is listed in Courtroom 2.There are no case details available for these matters yet.

On Wednesday 15 Jan 2014 the Supreme Court will hand down judgment in the linked cases of In the matter of LC (Children) (Nos. 1 & 2).

There are no cases listed in the Privy Council this week.

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.

R (HS2 Action Alliance Ltd) v The Secretary of State for Transport & Anor, R (Heathrow Hub Limited & Anor) v The Secretary of State for Transport & Anor, and R (Buckinghamshire County Council & Ors) v The Secretary of State for Transport, heard 15 – 16 October 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.

Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria, heard 4 – 5 November 2013.

EM (Eritrea) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 6 – 7 November 2013.

Richardson & Anor v DPP, heard 12 November 2013.

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

Cramaso LLP v Ogilvie-Grant, Earl of Seafield & Ors, heard 18 – 19 November 2013.

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

Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v Marks and Spencer plc, heard 25 – 26 November 2013.

A v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 26 – 27 November 2013.

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

Marley v Rawlings & Anor, heard 3 – 4 December 2013.

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

In the matter of an application of Raymond Brownlee for Judicial Review, heard 5 December 2013.

R v O’Brien, heard 5 December 2013.

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

R v Mackle (Nos. 1, 2 and 3), and R v McLaughlin, heard 11 – 12 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.