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

On Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 June, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council will hear the appeal of Boru Hatlari Ile Petrol Tasima AS & Ors v Tepe Insaat Sanayii AS (Jersey). This appeal will consider whether ‘day-to-day’, ‘immediate’ or ‘direct’ control is required to engage a State’s immunity from enforcement and whether sufficient control is made out in this case, and whether the relevant ‘interest’ to engage the immunity could only be made out where the State had a ‘legal, equitable or contractual’ interest in the property. It will also consider whether the decision of the Board in FG Hemisphere requires that the assets protected by hte immunity must always be the same as those against which a judgment against the State could be enforced. This will be heard in Courtroom 3.

On Wednesday 6 June, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Mills v Mills. This appeal will consider the proper approach to applications to vary periodical payments orders made pursuant to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, s 31(7) after the grant of a decree of divorce and in particular whether, provision having already been made for the wife’s housing costs in the capital settlement in the original consent order of 2002, the Court of Appeal were wrong in taking these into account when increasing the wife’s periodical payments under the joint lives spousal maintenance provision contained in the 2002 order. This will be heard in Courtroom 2.

On Thursday 7 June, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. This appeal will consider whether non-clinically trained reception staff at an A&E department owed a tortious duty of care to the appellant to provide him with accurate information regarding waiting times. This will be heard in Courtroom 2.

On Thursday 7 June, the Supreme Court will hand down the judgment in In the matter of an application by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland). This appeal considered whether the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, ss 58 and 59, and the Criminal Justice Act (NI) 1945, s 25 are in compatible with ECHR, arts 3, 8 and 14 in failing to provide an exception to the prohibition of the termination of pregnancy in Northern Ireland in cases of serious malformation of the unborn child/foetus or pregnancy as a result of rape or incest. It also considered whether the Northern Ireland Act 1998 entitles the appellant to bring proceedings under the Human Rights Act 1998, and to seek a declaration of incompatibility under s 4, other than in respect of an identified unlawful act or acts.

A full list of the cases scheduled for the Trinity term can be found here.

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.

R (AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police & Anor, heard 21 Nov 2017.

R (Stott) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 18 Jan 2018.

Cartier International AG & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc & Anor, heard 30 Jan 2018.

Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan & Anor, heard 12-15 Feb 2018.

Williams & Anor v London Borough of Hackney, heard 14-15 Feb 2018.

Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & Anor v Smith, heard 20-21 Feb 2018.

Prudential Assurance Company Ltd v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 20-21 Feb 2018.

An NHS Trust & Ors v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor), heard 26-27 Feb 2018.

Project Blue Ltd v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 28 Feb-1 Mar 2018.

James-Bowen & Ors v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, heard 6-7 Mar 2018.

Belhaj & Anor v DPP (expedited), heard 22 Mar 2018.

Commissioners for HMRC v Taylor Clark Leisure Plc (Scotland), heard 11 Apr 2018.

KO (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, & Or cases, heard 17-19 Apr 2018.

Goldman Sachs International v Novo Banco S.A., heard 17-18 Apr 2018.

R v AB & CD, heard 19 Apr 2018.

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro SPA v Playboy Club London Ltd & Ors, heard 24 Apr 2018.

Totel Ltd v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 25-26 Apr 2018.

In the matter of an application by Siobhan McLaughlin for Judicial Review (NI), heard 30 Apr 2018.

Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd & Ors (NI), heard 1-2 May 2018.

R (Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice; R (Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice, heard 8-9 May 2018.

JP Whitter (Water Well Engineers) Ltd v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 10 May 2018.

R (Steinfeld & Anor) v Secretary of State for International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary), heard 14-15 May 2018.

Owens v Owens, heard 17 May 2018.