It’s a relatively quiet week in the Supreme Court this week with only one appeal scheduled albeit lasting four days.  Starting on Monday a nine strong bench consisting of Lords Phillips, Hope, Rodger and Walker, Lady Hale and Lords Brown, Mance, Collins and Neuberger will hear Manchester City Council v Pinnock. The case raises the important question of whether the current procedures for the termination of a demoted tenancy contained in section 143A-N of the Housing Act 1996 are incompatible with Articles 6 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.  The council is seeking to evict Mr. Pinnock from his home of over 30 years as a result of the anti-social behaviour of his adult sons. Mr. Pinnock argues that as they do not live at his home to do so would be disproportionate and in contravention of his human rights.  Our case preview is here and the case details can be found on the Supreme Court website here.

The Supreme Court will be handing down two judgments on Wednesday 7 July 2010.  These are in the cases of HT (Cameroon) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (see our case preview here) and Southern Pacific Securities v Walker (see our case preview here).

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has no hearings scheduled and has not announced any judgments for hand down this week either.

Judgments outstanding

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

R (SK) (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 10-11 Feb 2010

Radmacher v Granatino, heard 22-23 March 2010

A v Essex County Council, heard 24-25 March 2010

MS Palestinian Territories (FC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 26-27 April 2010

R (on the application of ZO Somalia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 17-18 May 2010

Cadder v HM Advocate (Scotland), heard 24-26 May 2010

R (on the application of the Electoral Commission) v City of Westminster Magistrates Court and the United Kingdom Independence Party, heard 8-9 June 2010

O’Brien v Ministry of Justice (formerly the Department for Constitutional Affairs), heard 14-15 June 2010

Morrison Sports Limited and others v Scottish Power (Scotland), heard 16-17 June 2010

Star Energy Weald Basin Limited and another v Bocardo SA, heard 22-24 June 2010

The following Privy Council judgments are awaited:

Marie Jean Mirbel and others v The State of Mauritius, heard 27 April 2010

Gangasingh Aubeeluck v The State of Mauritius, heard 28 April 2010

Devendranath Huram v K Bholah, heard 30 April 2010

Romeo Cannonier & Ors v The Queen (St Christopher & Nevis) and Romeo Cannonier v The Queen (St Christopher & Nevis), heard 13 May 2010

Kirk Gordon v The Queen (Belize), heard 17 May 2010

Andrew Ryan Ferrell v The Queen (Gibraltar), heard 18-19 May 2010

James Henry Ting & Ors v Cosimo Borrelli as Liquidator of AKAI Holdings Ltd & Ors (Bermuda), heard 24-27 May 2010

Seeromani Maraj-Naraynsingh v The Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago and The Director of Public Prosecutions, heard 14-15 June 2010

Bernard (Legal Representative of the Estate of Reagan Nicky Bernard) v Ramsesh Seeblack, heard 16 June 2010

Romauld James v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago, heard 17 June 2010

Report of the Tribunal to the Governor of The Cayman Islands – Madame Justice Levers (Judge of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands), heard 21-24 June 2010