uksc ceilingFrom today listed for two days in Courtroom 1 is the appeal of Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v Marks and Spencer plc. There are currently no case details available for this matter.

In Courtroom 2 on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 November 2013 is A v Secretary of State for the Home Department, on appeal from the Court of Session.

From Wednesday 27 until Thursday 28 November is the appeal of R (Eastenders Cash and Carry plc & Ors) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. HMRC seized alcohol-related goods from the respondents’ warehouses, some of which was returned to the respondents as HMRC was unable to complete its enquiries as to whether duty had been paid on them within a reasonable time. The respondents sought judicial review in relation to the returned goods on the basis that the power to detain goods under the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979, s 139 (1) arose only for goods that were, as a matter of established fact, liable to forfeiture, in this case due to unpaid duty. HMRC contends that s 139(1) can be used to detain goods when it reasonably suspects that duty has not been properly paid, pending investigation.

On Wednesday 27 November 2013 the Supreme Court will hand down judgment in the following: Bull & Anor v Hall & Anor, and Zoumbas v Secretary of State for the Home Department.

In the Privy Council on Thursday 28 November 2013 is the Jamaican appeal of Lawrence v The Queen. The issues to be determined include determination of good character, incompetence of trial counsel, dock identification, and admissibility of evidence against one co-defendant when the other co-defendant is acquitted.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

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

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

R (Edwards & Anor) v Environment Agency & Ors, heard 22 July 2013.

R v Ahmad & Anor, heard 29 July 2013.

G v Scottish Ministers & Anor, heard 7 – 8 October 2013.

In the matter of an application by Martin Corey for Judicial Review, heard 7 October 2013.

R (HS2 Action Alliance Ltd) v The Secretary of State for Transport & Anor, R (Heathrow Hub Limited & Anor) v The Secretary of State for Transport & Anor, and R (Buckinghamshire County Council & Ors) v The Secretary of State for Transport, heard 15 – 16 October 2013.

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, heard 21 – 23 October 2013.

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

West London Mental Health NHS Trust v Chhabra, heard 29 October 2013.

Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria, heard 4 – 5 November 2013.

EM (Eritrea) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 6 – 7 November 2013.

In the matter of LC (Children) (Nos. 1 and 2), heard 11 November 2013.

Richardson & Anor v DPP, heard 12 November 2013.

Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor, heard 12 – 14 November 2013.

Cramaso LLP v Ogilvie-Grant, Earl of Seafield & Ors, heard 18 – 19 November 2013.

In the matter of KL (A Child), heard 18 November 2013.

Stott v Thomas Cook Tour Operators Ltd, heard 20 November 2013.

AA (Somalia) v Entry Clearance Officer (Addis Ababa), heard 21 November 2013.