This morning in Courtroom 1 is the matter of L Batley Pet Products Limited v North Lanarkshire Council, on appeal from the Court of Session. The respondent council are the tenants under a sub-lease of a property owned by the appellants, and under the sub-lease the respondents were obliged to perform the appellants’ non-monetary obligations under the head lease. Alterations to the property were authorised by a Minute of Agreement between the parties, with the condition that the respondent was obligated to return the property to its original condition if required. The Supreme Court will determine whether the Inner House erred in its decision that the appellants had to provide written notice to the respondents for the obligation to reinstate the property to its original condition to arise.

Robertson v Swift will be heard on Wednesday 19 March 2014. One of the issues for the Court is whether under Pfeiffer v Deutsches Rote Kreuz [2005] 1 CMLR 44 principles of national law, including the principle that “no one should be allowed to profit from his own wrong”, should be applied to cancellation of contracts under Directive 85/577/EEC.

On Wednesday 19 March 2014 the Supreme Court will hand down judgment in P (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor) v Cheshire West and Chester Council, and P & Anor (by their litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) v Surrey County Council.

In the Privy Council on Tuesday 18 March are the linked cases of Fairfield Sentry Ltd (in Liquidation) v Migani & Ors, Lombard & Ors v Fairfield Sentry Ltd (in Liquidation), Credit Suisse London Nominees Ltd & Anor v Fairfield Sentry Ltd (in Liquidation), UBS AG New York & Ors v Fairfield Sentry Ltd (in Liquidation), and Quilvest Finance Limited & Ors v Fairfield Sentry Ltd. These appeals from the British Virgin Islands concern whether certain documents constitute certificates determining the net asset value of shares.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

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

R v Ahmad & Anor, heard 29 July 2013.

Kennedy v The Charity Commission, heard 29 – 31 October 2013.

R (Eastenders Cash and Carry plc & Ors) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, heard 27 – 28 November 2013..

 R (British Sky Broadcasting Ltd) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, heard 3 December 2013.

R v O’Brien, heard 5 December 2013.

R (T & Anor) v SSHD & Anor, heard 9 – 10 December 2013.

R (AM) v The Director of Public Prosecutions; R (AM) v Director of Public Prosecution; and R (Nicklinson & Anor) v Ministry of Justice, heard 16 – 19 December 2013.

Holt v Her Majesty’s Attorney General on behalf of the Queen, heard 15 – 16 January 2014.

Cox v Ergo Versicherung AG (formerly known as Victoria), heard 20 – 21 January 2014.

A v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Scotland), heard 22 – 23 January 2014.

Durkin v DSG Retail Ltd & Anor, heard 28 January 2014.

Dunhill (a protected party by her litigation friend Tasker) v Burgin (Nos. 1 & 2), heard 3 – 5 February 2014.

British Telecommunication Plc v Telefonica 02 UK Limited and Ors, heard 3 – 4 February 2014.

R v Ahmad & Anor and R v Fields & Ors, heard 10 – 11 February 2014.

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

Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill – Reference by the Attorney General for England and Wales, heard 17 – 18 February 2014.

Khaira & Ors v Shergill & Ors, heard 19 – 20 February 2014.

Barnes (as former Court Appointed Receiver) v The Eastenders Group & Anor, heard 24 – 25 February 2014.

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

R (George) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 4 March 2014.

Secretary of State for Home Department v MN & KY, heard 5 March 2014.

Deutsche Bahn AG & Ors v Morgan Crucible Company plc, heard 11 – 12 March 2014.

R (Nunn) v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary & Anor, heard 13 March 2014.