From Monday, hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.

On Monday 20 October the Court will hear the matter of Jackson v Murray & Ors to decide whether the appellant was contributory negligent at all to her accident when she was struck by the respondent’s car and, if she was, whether the Courts were nonetheless wrong in their assessment of the percentage of her contribution. This will be heard in Court 2 from 10.30am.

The Court will also hear the matter of R (Rotherham Borough Council & Ors) v Secretary of State for Business to decide what the scope was in regards to the margin of discretion to be accorded to the respondent in allocating EU structural funding. It must then decide whether his decisions breached EU principles of proportionality and equal treatment. This will in Court 2 at 2pm. It will continue on Wednesday and Thursday in Court 1 from 10.30am each day.

On Tuesday 21 October the Court will hear the matter of Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Lambeth v Loveridge. It must decide whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to hold that any hypothetical step a landlord could take to affect the tenant’s security of tenure was relevant to determining the value of the landlord’s interest in the building at the time immediately before an unlawful eviction for the purpose of assessing damages under the Housing Act 1988, s28. This was in regards to the appellant’s unlawful eviction whilst he was away in Ghana. This case will be heard in Court 2 at 10.30am.

On Wednesday 22 October 2014 the Court will hand down judgment in the following: McDonald v Department for Communities and Local Government & Anor, regarding whether the defendant’s had breached their duty owed to the respondent in respects of dealing with asbestos; Scott(FC) v Southern Pacific Mortgages Ltd & Anor, regarding equity release schemes, and R (Barclay & Anor) v Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor & Ors, regarding the power of the legislature of Sark to alter the terms of office of the chief judge of the Court of Sark, the Seneschal.

The Privy Council will hear the matter of Crédit Agricole Corporation and Investment Bank v Papadimitriou on Monday 20 October to decide whether constructive notice had been given to the appellant of the title of the Michaeldis family on the basis that it should have sought to establish the commercial purpose of the transaction in question and if so whether it was probably improper. This will be heard in Court 3 at 10.30am.


The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

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.

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

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

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.

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

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


AIB Group (UK) plc v Mark Redler & Co Solicitors, heard 5 June 2014.

Les Laboratoires Servier & Anor v Apotex Inc & Ors, heard 10 June 2014.

VB v Westminster Magistrates’ Court and related appeals, heard 11 and 12 June 2014.

R (Moseley) v London Borough of Haringey, heard 19 Jun 2014.

Joined appeals R (ZH & CN) v London Boroughs of Newham and Lewisham and Sims v Dacorum Borough Council, heard 23, 24 and 26 June 2014.

R (Barclay & Anor) v SSJ and Lord Chancellor & Ors, heard 30 June 2014.

International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc, heard 15 and 16 July 2014.

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board, heard 22 and 23 July 2014.

Moohan & Anor v The Lord Advocate, heard 24 July 2014. (Decision handed down 25 July 2014, full judgment pending)

Michael & Ors v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police & Anor, heard 28 July 2014.

Al-Saud v Apex Global Management Ltd & Anor, heard 13 October 2014.

Jetivia SA & Anor v Bilta (UK) Ltd & Ors, heard 14 October 2014.

Graughran (AP) v The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, heard 16 October 2014.