UK Supreme Court Peter Blake carpetIn Courtroom 2 this morning is the expedited In the matter of A (Children), listed for 1.5 days in front of L Hale, L Wilson, L Sumption, L Reed and L Hughes. The appellant mother and first respondent father are British citizens. The child this matter concerns was born in Pakistan during a period of time the mother alleges she was pressurised in remaining in Pakistan against her will. The child, and the other three children of the couple (who were born in the UK) remain in Pakistan; and the mother, once back in the UK, made a wardship application in respect of the children. The Family Division of the High Court declared that all four children were habitually resident in England, made them Wards of the court, and required the first respondent to return them to the UK. The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal in respect of the youngest child on the basis that the child had never been physically present in England. The Supreme Court will determine whether the wardship jurisdiction of the High Court can be exercised in respect of a child who has never been physically present in the UK.

In Courtroom 1 today is the appeal of R (Edwards & Anor) v Environment Agency & Ors, appearing in the Supreme Court following a request for a preliminary ruling from the CJEU. There are no case details available for this matter.

On Wednesday 24 July 2013 is the matter of Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v James, listed for two days. This is an appeal stemming from the Court of Protection and concerns capacity to litigate and make decisions regarding medical treatment. There are no UKSC case details available.

On Wednesday 24 July 2013 the Supreme Court will hand down judgment in the following: Re Nortel Companies; Re Lehman Companies; and Re Lehman Companies (No 2); and R (Modaresi) v Secretary of State for Health.

In the Privy Council on Tuesday 23 July 2013 are the linked appeals of Cukurova Finance International Ltd & Anor v Alfa Telecom Turkey Ltd.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Booth v The Parole Board, Osborn v The Parole Board and In the matter of an application of Reilly for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland), heard 16 – 18 April 2013.

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

R v Hughes, heard 5 – 6 June 2013.

R (Chester) v Secretary of State for Justice, and McGeoch v Lord President of the Council & Anor, heard 10 – 11 June 2013.

Teal Assurance Company Ltd v W R Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd & Anor, heard 17 – 18 June 2013.

R v Gul, heard 25 – 26 June 2013.

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Al-Jedda, heard 27 June 2013.

Woodland v Essex County Council, heard 3 – 4 July 2013.

Patel & Ors v SSHD, Anwar v SSHD, and Alam v SSHD, heard 3 July 2013.

In the matter of “The Alexandros T” (Nos. 1, 2 and 3), heard 8 – 9 July 2013.

South Lanarkshire Council v The Scottish Information Commissioner, heard 8 July 2013.

Torfaen County Borough Council v Douglas Willis Ltd, heard 9 July 2013.

McGraddie v McGraddie, heard 10 July 2013.

Szepietowski (Nee Seery) v The Serious Organised Crime Agency, heard 15 July 2013.

Bucnys v Ministry of Justice, Lithuania, Sakalis v Ministry of Justice, Lithuania, and Lavrov v Ministry of Justice, Estonia, heard 16 – 17 July 2013.

R (Hodkin & Anor) v Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, heard 18 July 2013.