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

On Tuesday 9 April, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v MM (Scotland) and on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 April, Svergies Anfgartygs Assurans Forening (The Swedish Club) & Ors v Connect Shipping Inc & Anor.

On Wednesday 10 April, the Supreme Court will hand down judgments in R (Derry) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and Vedanta Resources PLC & Anor v Lungowe & Ors

The appeal in Derry considers the correct procedure HMRC is required to follow under the Taxes Management Act 1970 where it wishes to enquire into a claim for carry-back share loss relief made in a self-assessed and calculated tax return.

And in Vedanta Resources PLC 1826 Zambian citizens issued proceedings against KCM and Vedanta for personal injury, damage to property and loss of income, amenity and enjoyment of land as a result of pollution and environmental damage caused by discharges of harmful effluent from the Nchanga mine since 2005. In September and October 2015 Vedanta and KCM respectively applied for declarations that the court lacked jurisdiction to try the claims or, alternatively, that it should not exercise such jurisdiction that it might have. Coulson J dismissed those applications. The Court of Appeal upheld the dismissal of those applications.

The proposed panel for hand down is Lord Reed, Lord Briggs, Lord Sales.

A full list of the cases scheduled for the Hilary 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.

OWD Ltd, trading as Birmingham Cash & Carry, & Anor v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 12 Jul 2018.

Poole Borough Council v GN (through his litigation friend, ‘The Official Solicitor’) & Anor, heard 16-17 Jul 2018.

R (DA & Ors) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, heard 17-19 Jul 2018.

In the matter of D (a child), heard 3-4 Oct 2018.

Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd & Anor, hears 13-14 Nov 2018.

R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal & Ors, heard 3-4 Dec 2018.

Hancock & Anor v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 7 Dec 2018.

R (Derry) v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 12 Dec 2018.

Vedanta Resources Plc & Anor v Lungowe & Ors, heard 15-16 Jan 2019.

Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, heard 21-22 Jan 2019.

Samuels v Birmingham City Council, heard 31 Jan 2019.

Shanks v Unilever Plc & Ors, heard 6-7 Feb 2019.

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Franco Vomero (Italy), heard 7 Feb 2019.

Cape Intermediate Ltd v Dring (for and on behalf of Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK), heard 18-19 Feb 2019.

Telereal Trillium v Hewitt (Valuation Officer), heard 21 Feb 2019.

R (Association of Independent Meat Suppliers & Anor) v Food Standards Agency, heard 5 Mar 2019.

Commissioners for HMRC v Frank A Smart & Sons Ltd (Scotland), heard 6 Mar 2019.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Gubeladze, heard 12-13 Mar 2019.

In the matter of an application by Dennis Hutchings for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland), heard 14 Mar 2019.

Akcil & Ors v Koza & Anor, heard 19 Mar 2019.

Routier & Anor v Commissioners for HMRC, heard 2-3 April 2019.