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 2020/0091 Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi A.S. (Respondent) v OOO Insurance Company Chubb (Appellant) (1) What is the correct approach to determining the proper law of an arbitration agreement? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0029 Uber BV and others (Appellants) v Aslam and others (Respondents) (1) Whether the Respondents were "workers" providing personal services to the Second Appellant Full case details
UKSC 2019/0006 Alexander Devine Children's Cancer Trust (Respondent) v Housing Solutions Ltd (Appellant) The correct approach to the ‘public interest’ requirement on an application for the modification or discharge of restrictive covenants under section 84 of the Law of Property Act 1925 Full case details
UKSC 2018/0166 R (on the application of Gourlay) (AP) (Appellant) v Parole Board (Respondent) Should the Parole Board be considered a court? If so, what are the consequences of this when considering whether or not to grant a costs order against the Parole Board? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0039 Asda Stores Ltd (Appellant) v Brierly and others (Respondents) Whether employees in Asda’s retail operations are entitled to compare themselves with employees in the distribution centres so that they can rely on section 79(4)(c) of the Equality Act 2010 ("2010 Act") or, as regards the period covered by the Equal Pay Act 1970 ("1970 Act"), so that they are in the "same employment" as defined in section 1(6) of the 1970 Act. Full case details
UKSC 2019/0162 R (on the application of Z and another) (AP) (Appellants) v Hackney London Borough Council and another (Respondents) Whether the Second Respondent can lawfully restrict the provision of its social housing to members of the Orthodox Jewish community. Whether the First Respondent can lawfully maintain its housing nomination arrangements with the Second Respondent. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0231 R (on the application of Highbury Poultry Farm Produce Ltd) (Appellant) v Crown Prosecution Service (Respondent) Whether proof of an offence contrary to Regulation 30(1)(g) of the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 brought against a business operator as defined in Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing requires proof of mens rea and/or some culpable act or omission on the part of the business operator. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0068 Okpabi and others (Appellants) v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another (Respondents) Whether and in what circumstances the UK-domiciled parent company of a multi-national group of companies may owe a common law duty of care to individuals who allegedly suffer serious harm as a result of alleged systemic health, safety and environmental failings of one of its overseas subsidiaries as the operator of a joint venture operation. Full case details
UKSC 2019/0150 Secretary of State for Health and others (Respondents) v Servier Laboratories Ltd and others (Appellants) To what extent, if at all, are factual findings made by the General Court of the European Union in the course of its judgment in Case T-691/14 Servier SAS v EU Commission annulling a competition infringement decision of the European Commission binding as res judicata on English courts in a follow-on private damages action brought by the Respondents against the Appellants? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0187 Stoffel & Co (Appellant) v Grondona (Respondent) The issues for the Supreme Court are whether the Court of Appeal: a. Erred in overturning the finding of the trial judge that the sale of the property was a sham. b. Wrongly held that there was an intention to transfer legal title in the property and so wrongly overturned the judge’s finding of fact. c. Failed to analyse adequately, or at all, the relevance of the transfer of legal title in the property. d. Erred in its application of the Patel v Mirza guidelines. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0200 Ecila Henderson (A Protected Party, by her litigation friend, The Official Solicitor) (Appellant) v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust (Respondent) Where a claimant, during a serious psychotic episode, committed a criminal offence, which she would not have committed but for the defendant’s negligence, can she recover damages for the consequences of having committed the offence, including her subsequent loss of liberty? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0118 Mastercard Incorporated and others (Appellants) v Walter Hugh Merricks CBE (1) What is the legal test for certification of claims as eligible for inclusion in collective proceedings? (2) What is the correct approach to questions regarding the distribution of an aggregate award at the stage at which a party is applying for a Collective Proceedings Order ("CPO")? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0234 T W Logistics Ltd (Appellant) v Essex County Council & another (Respondents) How does the legislation prohibiting various activities on town or village greens interact with the registration regime, given the rule that the public’s activities on the land before registration may co-exist with those of the landowner, and must do after registration. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0129 Public Prosecutors Office of the Athens Court of Appeal (Appellant) v O'Connor (AP) (Respondent) (Northern Ireland) When considering section 26(5) of the Extradition Act 2003, can a distinction properly be drawn between the actions of a person who has done everything reasonably possible to give notice of the appeal and the actions of that person’s solicitor who has not? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0046 BTI 2014 LLC (Appellant) v Sequana SA and others (Respondents) (1) Whether an otherwise lawful dividend may nevertheless in principle be a "transaction defrauding creditors" under section 423 Insolvency Act 1986. Full case details
UKSC 2019/0137 R (on the application of Maughan) (AP) (Appellant) v Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire (Respondent) Is the applicable standard of proof in inquest proceedings in the case of suicide the balance of probabilities (the civil standard) or beyond reasonable doubt (the criminal standard)? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0203 Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (Appellant) v London Clubs Management Ltd (Respondent) The correct approach as to determining the value of non-negotiable chips for the purpose of calculating gaming duty. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0161 Shannon (Appellant) v Rampersad and another (T/A Clifton House Residential Home) (Respondents) Whether home workers who are required to remain at home in their shift and/or residential care workers who ‘sleep in’ are entitled to the national minimum wage for time that is not spent actually performing some specific activity. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0160 Royal Mencap Society (Respondent) v Tomlinson-Blake (Appellant) Whether home workers who are required to remain at home in their shift and/or residential care workers who ‘sleep in’ are entitled to the national minimum wage for time that is not spent actually performing some specific activity. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0194 R (on the application of Pathan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) Is notice to an applicant of revocation of a sponsor's licence in respect of his or her Tier 2 (General) Migrant application required as a matter of procedural fairness? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0192 The Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc (Appellant) v Ukraine (Represented by the Minister of Finance of Ukraine acting upon the instructions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine) (Respondent) No. 3 In the Appeal by The Law Debenture Trust Corporation p.l.c.:(1) whether there is any "domestic foothold" for the allegations of duress made by Ukraine or whether the foreign act of state doctrine is relevant to or engaged by the allegations such that they are non-justiciable before the English Court... Full case details
UKSC 2018/0191 The Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc (Respondent) v Ukraine (Represented by the Minister of Finance of Ukraine acting upon the instructions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine) (Appellant) No. 2 In the Appeal by The Law Debenture Trust Corporation p.l.c.:(1) whether there is any "domestic foothold" for the allegations of duress made by Ukraine or whether the foreign act of state doctrine is relevant to or engaged by the allegations such that they are non-justiciable before the English Court... Full case details
UKSC 2018/0100 Halliburton Company (Appellant) v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (Formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd) (Respondent) When should an arbitrator make disclosure of circumstances which may give rise to justifiable doubts as to his impartiality? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0031 In the matter of an application by Anthony McIntyre for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) Whether the Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear the applicant's proposed appeal given that the court from which he seeks to appeal declined to certify that a point of law of general public importance was involved in the decision. 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 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

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