Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.

On Tuesday 13 October, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of  R (on the application of KBR, Inc) v Director of the Serious Fraud OfficeThis appeal will consider whether the Director of the Serious Fraud Office can issue a notice pursuant to section 2(3) of the Criminal Justice 1987 requiring a foreigner to produce material held overseas.

On Wednesday 14 October and Thursday 15 October, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP This appeal will consider whether the break costs claimed by the Appellant fell outside the scope of the Respondent’s duty of care as professional accountants.

On Friday 16 October, the Supreme Court will hand down two judgments. The first is R (on the application of Highbury Poultry Farm Produce Ltd) v Crown Prosecution Service. The proposed panel for hand down is Lord Reed, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Kitchin, Lord Hamblen, and Lord Burrows. The appeal considered whether proof of an offence contrary to Regulation 30(1)(g) of the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 brought against a business operator as defined in Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing requires proof of mens rea and/or some culpable act or omission on the part of the business operator.

The second judgment to be handed down is R (on the application of Z and another) (AP) v Hackney London Borough Council and Anr The proposed panel for hand down is Lord Reed, Lord Kerr, Lady Arden, Lord Kitchin, and Lord Sales. The appeal considered: (i) whether the second respondent can lawfully restrict the provision of its social housing to members of the Orthodox Jewish community, and (ii) whether the first respondent can lawfully maintain its housing nomination arrangements with the second respondent.

The hand-downs will be streamed on Supreme Court Live and will then be made available on the Supreme Court’s video on demand service.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Keefe (by his litigation friend Eyton) v Hoteles Pinero Canarias SL, heard 7 Mar 2017

Arcadia Petroleum Ltd & Ors v Bosworth & Anor, heard 10-11 Apr 2017

Vedanta Resources Plc & Anor v Lungowe & Ors, heard 15-16 Jan 2019

Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation & Ors v Commissioners of Inland Revenue, heard 27 June 2019

In the matter of an application by Anthony McIntyre for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland), heard 24 October 2019

Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (Formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd), heard 12-13 November 2019

ABC (AP) v Principal Reporter & Anor (Scotland), heard 13- 14 November 2019

In the matter of XY (AP) (Scotland), heard 13- 14 November 2019

R v Hilton (Northern Ireland), heard 2 December 2019

MacDonald & Anor v Cambroe Estates Ltd (Scotland), heard 4 December 2019

The Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc v Ukraine (Represented by the Minister of Finance of Ukraine acting upon the instructions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine) Nos. 2 and 3, heard 9-12 December 2019

R (on the application of Pathan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 12 December 2019

R V C, heard 27 January 2020

Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, heard 12- 13 February 2020

Shannon v Rampersad & Anor (T/A Clifton House Residential Home), heard 12-13 February 2020

Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation & Ors v Commissioners of Inland Revenue (1) and (2), heard 18- 20 February 2020

Stoffel & Co v Grondona, heard 5 May 2020

Secretary of State for Health & Ors v Servier Laboratories Ltd & Ors, heard 9 June 2020

Okpabi & Ors v Royal Dutch Shell Plc & Anor, heard 23 June 2020

Asda Stores Ltd v Brierly & Ors, heard 13-14 June 2020

R (Gourlay) v Parole Board, heard 16 July 2020

Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions Ltd, heard 20 July 2020

Uber BV & Ors v Aslam & Ors, heard 21-22 July 2020

Takhar v Gracefield Developments Ltd & Ors, heard 23 July 2020

Allykhan v Abdool (Mauritius), heard 23 July 2020.