Running from Monday 16 July 2012 until Wednesday 18 July 2012 in the Supreme Court are the linked appeals of Day & anor v Hosebay Ltd and Howard de Walden Estates Ltd v Lexgorge Ltd, in front of a panel of seven (L Phillips,L Walker, L Mance, L Clarke, L Wilson, L Sumption and L Carnwath). In Day the respondent tenant served notices to the appellant landlord under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 s 8 to acquire the freeholds of three properties which are large houses adapted to provide self-catering rooms on a short-term basis. The appellant disputes the validity of the notice and contends that none of the properties is a “house” within s2 of the Act. In Howard de Walden the property in contention was originally designed and occupied as a house, but was used as offices in breach of the user covenant. It is for the Supreme Court to determine the correct interpretation of a “house… properly so called” within the meaning of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 s 2.

On Wednesday 18 July 2012 the Supreme Court will hand down judgment in the following: R (Munir & anor) v SoS for the Home Department, R (Alvi) v SoS for the Home Department, and The Health and Safety Executive v Wolverhampton City Council.

In the Privy Council on Tuesday 17 July 2012 is the matter of Carlos Hamilton and Jason Lewis v The Queen, an appeal against a refusal of leave to appeal against a murder conviction on the grounds that the trial judge had misdirected the jury. Case details are available here.

On Wednesday 18 July 2012 is Joseph Steward Celine v The State of Mauritius, in which the appellant’s original sentence of three years penal servitude for forgery was found to be manifestly harsh and excessive, but the execution of the judgment was stayed pending the decision of the Judicial Committee. Here are the case details.

The Judicial Committee will hand down judgment in the following on Tuesday 17 July 2012: Melanie Tapper v Director of Public Prosecutions and La Generale de Carrieres et des Mines v F.G. Hemisphere Associates LLC.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Stanford International Bank Ltd (acting by its joint liquidators) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office, heard 23 – 25 January 2012.

Perry & Ors v Serious Organised Crime Agency and Perry & Ors (No. 2) v Serious Organised Crime Agency, heard 20 – 23 March 2012.

R v Waya, heard 27 – 30 March 2012.

Al-Sirri v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 14 – 15 May 2012.

DD (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 16 – 17 May 2012.

Rubin & Anor v Eurofinance SA & ors, heard 21 – 24 May 2012.

SerVaas Incorporated v Rafidian Bank & Ors, heard 28 – 29 May 2012.

RT (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and KM v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 18 – 19 June 2012.

T (Children), heard 25 June 2012.

Hewage v Grampian Health Board, heard 26 June 2012.

R v Varma, heard 27 – 28 June 2012.

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and anor v Yunus Rahmatullah, heard 2 – 3 July 2012.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council v Hickin, heard 3 July 2012.

BCL Old Co Ltd & ors v BASF plc & ors, heard 9 – 10 July 2012.

Walton v The Scottish Ministers, heard 9 – 10 July 2012.

Birmingham City Council v Abdulla & ors, heard 11 July 2012.