On Monday 28 July 2014 the Court will hear the appeal of Michael & Ors v The Chief Constable of South Wales Police & Anor. The case regards a death following a delayed response by the police to a 999 call and whether the police are liable in negligence or ECHR, art 2. The appellant had made a call to the emergency services and told the police that she faced a threat to her life. However, the call was improperly downgraded such that an immediate response was not considered necessary. The appellant then made another 999 call where the police could hear screaming. The police then realised the seriousness of the situation, however by the time they had arrived the appellant had already been stabbed to death. This will be heard in Court 2 for two days from 11 am each day.


On Wednesday 30 July 2014 the Court will hand down judgment in the following: Hounga v Allen & Anor regarding a claim for discrimination in her employment by an illegal domestic worker; David T Morrison & Co Ltd t/a Gael Home Interiors v ICL Plastics Ltd & Ors regarding a claim for loss and damage following a factory explosion and Healthcare at Home Ltd v The Common Services Agency regarding the fairness of a healthcare supply tender system.


There are no sittings in the Privy Council this week.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

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

A v SSHD (Scotland), heard 22 – 23 January 2014.

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

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

Robertson v Swift, heard 19 March 2014.

R (SG & Ors) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,heard 29-30 April.

PwC v SAAD Investments Company Ltd (In Liquidation), heard 29-30 April.

Singularis Holdings Ltd v PwC, heard 29-30 April.

Telchadder v Wickland Holdings Ltd, heard 1 May.

R (Lord Carlile of Berriew QC & Ors) v SSHD, heard 13 May 2014.

R (Robinson) v The Governor of HMP Whatton & Anorand related cases, heard 19-21 May 2014.

AIB Group (UK) plc v Mark Redler & Co Solicitors, heard 5 June 2014.

Les Laboratoires Servier & Anor v Apotex Inc & Ors, heard 10 June 2014.

VB v Westminster Magistrates’ Court and related appeals, heard 11 and 12 June 2014.

R (Moseley) v London Borough of Haringey, heard 19 Jun 2014.

Joined appeals R (ZH & CN) v London Boroughs of Newham and Lewisham and Sims v Dacorum Borough Council, heard 23, 24 and 26 June 2014.

R (Barclay & Anor) v SSJ and Lord Chancellor & Ors, heard 30 June 2014.

International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc, heard 15 and 16 July 2014.

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board, heard 22 and 23 July 2014.