Current cases

Current cases

Cases only appear here a few weeks before the appeal is due to be heard by the Court. Lists of cases seeking permission to appeal to the Court appear on the monthly lists published on our Permission to appeal page, once such an application is determined.

The abbreviations 'FC' and 'AP' stand for 'Funded Client' and 'Assisted Person' respectively. They denote a party in receipt of legal aid - the former in respect of cases from England and Wales and from Northern Ireland and the latter in respect of cases from Scotland.

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Current cases
Case ID Case name Case summary Details
UKSC 2019/0145 In the matter of NY (A Child) (AP) Whether the inherent jurisdiction can be used to order the summary re-relocation of a child where there is a statutory scheme and where the substantive and procedural characteristics of that scheme are avoided. Full case details
UKSC 2019/0057 Elgizouli (AP) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (a) Whether it is unlawful for the Secretary of State to exercise his power to provide mutual legal assistance so as to provide evidence to a foreign state that will facilitate the imposition of the death penalty in that state on the individual in respect of whom the evidence is sought. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0197 R (on the application of Hemmati and others) (AP) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) Whether the Secretary of State’s published policy in Chapter 55 of the Enforcement Instructions and Guidance satisfied the requirements of Article 2(n) and Article 28 of the Dublin III Regulation. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0132 Edwards on behalf of the estate of the late Arthur Watkins (Respondent) v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors (Appellant) In what circumstances is the principle of full compensation (i.e., restitutio in integrum) engaged? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0039 Singularis Holdings Ltd (In Official Liquidation) (A Company Incorporated in the Cayman Islands) (Respondent) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd (Appellant) The appeal concerns whether the dishonest state of mind of the sole shareholder and a director of a company is attributable to the company for the purposes of a claim in negligence against a third party bank or broker and, if so, what the consequences are of that attribution. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0007 R (on the application of Wright) (Respondent) v Resilient Energy Severndale Ltd and Forest of Dean District Council (Appellants) Whether, on an application for planning permission for a wind turbine proposed to be undertaken by a community benefit society, the distribution to the local community of a community benefit fund derived from the operation of the turbine is, in the circumstances of the case, a material planning consideration which the council could lawfully take into account when considering whether to grant planning permission. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0109 R (on the application of NHS Property Services Ltd) (Appellant) v Surrey County Council and another (Respondents) (1) Does the concept of ‘statutory incompatibility’ apply to prevent land from being registered as a village green where it is held for general statutory purposes? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0094 R (on the application of Lancashire County Council) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Respondent) (1) Does the concept of ‘statutory incompatibility’ apply to prevent land from being registered as a village green where it is held for general statutory purposes? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0116 The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd (Appellant) v Vauxhall Motors Ltd (Formerly General Motors UK Ltd) (Respondent) (1) Whether the court can grant relief from forfeiture in respect of a contractual licence relating to the use of land, and if so, in what circumstances. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0224 RR (AP) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) Whether statutory authorities, including the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, have the power or duty to calculate entitlement to housing benefit without making deductions for under-occupancy, so as not to violate a claimant’s rights under the European Convention on Human Rights Full case details
UKSC 2016/0229 Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation & Others (Respondents) v Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Appellant) (2) (1) The compatibility of United Kingdom corporate taxation with certain principles of EU law and the liabilities of the Revenue to a taxpayer who has overpaid tax on the basis of incompatible United Kingdom legislation. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0228 Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation & Others (Respondents) v Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Appellant) (1) (1) The compatibility of United Kingdom corporate taxation with certain principles of EU law and the liabilities of the Revenue to a taxpayer who has overpaid tax on the basis of incompatible United Kingdom legislation. Full case details
UKSC 2019/0028 R v Reeves Taylor (AP) (Appellant) What is the correct interpretation of the term ‘person acting in an official capacity’ in section 134(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988? In particular, does it include someone who acts otherwise than in a private and individual capacity for or on behalf of an organisation or body which exercises or purports to exercise the functions of government over the civilian population in the territory which it controls and in which the relevant conduct occurs? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0177 Micula and others (Respondents/Cross-Appellants) v Romania (Appellant/Cross-Respondent) Does the High Court have the power to stay the enforcement of an award given in accordance with the procedure in the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID)? Full case details
UKSC 2017/0207 Royal Mail Group Ltd (Respondent) v Jhuti (Appellant) The correct test to be applied when an employee (A) alleges that they have been unfairly dismissed by reason of having made a public interest disclosure. In particular, if, and in what circumstances, the actions of an employee (B) are treated as those of B, or attributed to, the employer of A and B. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0117 Travelers Insurance Company Ltd (Appellant) v XYZ (Respondent) Where a liability insurer was contractually obliged to indemnify its insured against the costs of defending claims against it by third parties, in what circumstances is it appropriate to make an order pursuant to section 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 (the "1981 Act") the effect of which is to impose on a liability insurer, an extra-contractual liability to pay those third parties’ costs of bringing the claims? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0014 Gilham (Appellant) v Ministry of Justice (Respondent) (1) Whether the Appellant worked under contract of employment - thus satisfying the applicable statutory definition of a ‘worker’ under s.230 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 ("ERA") - so that she is eligible to bring a whistle-blowing claim against the Respondent; Full case details
UKSC 2018/0098 Sequent Nominees Ltd (formerly Rotrust Nominees Ltd) (Appellant) v Hautford Ltd (a company registered in the British Virgin Islands) (Respondent) Whether the landlord’s refusal to consent to the planning application for change of use was reasonable. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0178 Sevilleja (Respondent) v Marex Financial Ltd (Appellant) Whether the rule against reflective loss bars creditors of a company from claiming directly against a third party for asset-stripping the company. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0021 Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) v Shah (Appellant) Whether the CJEU decision in Chavez-Vilchez (Case C-133/15) altered the approach to the question of derivative claims for residence in the UK by those without rights of residence, based upon their care of British citizens who are their "direct relatives". Full case details
UKSC 2018/0006 Patel (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) Whether the CJEU decision in Chavez-Vilchez (Case C-133/15) altered the approach to the question of derivative claims for residence in the UK by those without rights of residence, based upon their care of British citizens who are their "direct relatives". Full case details
UKSC 2018/0092 MacDonald and another (Respondents) v Carnbroe Estates Ltd (Appellant) (Scotland) Whether the sale of premises was a "gratuitous alienation" under section 242 of the Insolvency Act 1986. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0190 Routier and another (Appellants) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondent) Whether a disposition to a charitable trust in a will subject to the law of Jersey should be exempt from inheritance tax under s. 23 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 and whether, if the disposition is held not to be so exempt in domestic law, this constitutes an unlawful restriction on the movement of capital under Article 63 TFEU. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0090 Computer Associates (UK) Ltd (Respondent) v The Software Incubator Ltd (Appellant) Computer Associates (UK) Ltd (Respondent) v The Software Incubator Ltd (Appellant) Full case details
UKSC 2018/0067 Frederick and others (Appellants) v Positive Solutions (Financial Services) Ltd (Respondent) Whether the Respondent is vicariously liable for the fraudulent and dishonest actions of its agent. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0032 Shanks (Appellant) v Unilever Plc and others (Respondents) What amounts to an "outstanding benefit" for the purposes of determining whether an employee who has made an invention belonging to an employer for which a patent has been granted is entitled to compensation pursuant to s.40(1) of the Patents Act 1977? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0064 In the matter of D (A Child) Whether the confinement of D, a young person aged 16, who lacked capacity or competence to make decisions about his residence and care, amounted to a deprivation of his liberty for the purposes of Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights, in circumstances where his parents were consenting to the confinement. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0167 FA (Pakistan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) Whether refusal of asylum on the expectation an individual will suppress the expression of their religious faith, where the State criminalises the reasonable expression of that identity, is consistent with the ‘fundamental right to live openly and freely, as themselves’ as per HJ (Iran) and HT (Cameroon) v SSHD [2010] UKSC 31 or with the understanding of religious belief as ‘so fundamental to human identity that one should not be compelled to hide, change, or renounce this in order to avoid persecution’ as per RT (Zimbabwe) and Ors [2012] UKSC 38. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0181 Arcadia Petroleum Limited and others (Respondents) v Bosworth and another (Appellants) Does a claim pleaded in conspiracy in respect of conduct which could be pleaded as breach of a defendant’s contract of employment (and was actually so pleaded) fall within Article 18 of the Lugano Convention? Full case details
UKSC 2015/0246 Miller and others (Appellants) v Ministry of Justice (Respondent) Where a pension is calculable by reference to service, whether the period of service prior the coming into effect of the relevant directive should be taken into account in calculating the amount of pension to be paid. Full case details

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