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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 2019/0098 Harcus Sinclair LLP (Respondent) v Your Lawyers Ltd (Appellant) Does the court have inherent jurisdiction to supervise the conduct of an authorised body through which a solicitor practises? Full case details for Harcus Sinclair LLP (Respondent) v Your Lawyers Ltd (Appellant)
UKSC 2019/0068 Royal Mail Group Ltd (Respondent) v Efobi (Appellant) In a claim for discrimination contrary to the Equality Act 2010, which party bears the burden of proving that discrimination has or has not occurred? Full case details for Royal Mail Group Ltd (Respondent) v Efobi (Appellant)
UKSC 2019/0147 BF (Eritrea) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) What is the test that the court must apply to determine the lawfulness of policy issued by HM Government in relation to the treatment of asylum seekers who claim to be children Full case details for BF (Eritrea) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant)
UKSC 2019/0167 R (on the application of Fylde Coast Farms Ltd (formerly Oyston Estates Ltd)) v Fylde Borough Council (Respondent) Whether section 61N of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 should be interpreted to mean that the Appellant’s application for judicial review was made out of time. Full case details for R (on the application of Fylde Coast Farms Ltd (formerly Oyston Estates Ltd)) v Fylde Borough Council (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0086 AS (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) Where a court or tribunal is considering, in accordance with Part 5A of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (the 2002 Act), whether the proposed deportation of a "foreign criminal" interferes with that individual’s rights to private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights outweighing the public interest in favour of deportation Full case details for AS (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0136 Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellant) v Tooth (Respondent) The issues are, in the context of the Taxes Management Act 1970, section 29, in circumstances where Mr Tooth, in his self-assessment tax return for 2007-08, entered a loss he claimed was an employment loss as a partnership loss but informed HMRC that the loss was, in fact, an employment loss Full case details for Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellant) v Tooth (Respondent)
UKSC 2020/0074 Anwar (Appellant) v The Advocate General (representing the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Respondent) Does the Court of Session and/or the Sheriff Court already have power to grant a warrant for inhibition and arrestment on the dependence of an application to an Employment Tribunal by a worker alleging unlawful work and workplace related discrimination and/or harassment on grounds of sex and/or race and/or religion or belief? Full case details for Anwar (Appellant) v The Advocate General (representing the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0210 Zabolotnyi (Appellant) v The Mateszalka District Court, Hungary (Respondent) This case concerns conditions in Hungarian prisons, and the approach to be taken in assessing and relying on assurances as to prison conditions given by the Hungarian authorities. Full case details for Zabolotnyi (Appellant) v The Mateszalka District Court, Hungary (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0065 R (on the application of A (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) Whether the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements guidance is unlawful. Full case details for R (on the application of A (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0121 Burnett or Grant (Respondent) v International Insurance Company of Hanover Limited (Appellant) (Scotland) For the purpose of interpreting a contract for public liability insurance provided by Hanover (the "Policy"), the Supreme Court is asked to consider whether the death of Ms Burnett’s husband Full case details for Burnett or Grant (Respondent) v International Insurance Company of Hanover Limited (Appellant) (Scotland)
UKSC 2020/0191 G (Appellant) v G (Respondent) (1) Does a child named as a dependent on a parent’s asylum application have any protection from refoulement? (2) Can a return order be made under the 1980 Hague Convention even where a child has protection from refoulement? Full case details for G (Appellant) v G (Respondent)
UKSC 2020/0164 FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC (Appellant) v Brownlie (as dependant and executrix of Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, CBE, QC (Respondent) The Supreme Court is asked to determine three issues concerning whether Lady Brownlie can serve her claim out of the jurisdiction on FS Cairo, an Egyptian company, with a view to the trial of her claim in the courts in England and Wales (with each claim governed by Egyptian law). Full case details for FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC (Appellant) v Brownlie (as dependant and executrix of Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, CBE, QC (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0106 Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) v Ziegler and others (Appellants) In criminal proceedings arising out of protest activity: (1) is deliberate physically obstructive conduct by protesters capable of constituting a lawful excuse for the purposes of s.137 of the Highways Act 1980?; Full case details for Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) v Ziegler and others (Appellants)
UKSC 2019/0155 R (on the application of AB) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) Whether the Court of Appeal erred (i) in its approach to international materials and (ii) by failing to apply a ‘strict necessity’ test when determining whether the Respondent’s treatment of the Appellant during the first 55 days of his detention at Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution breached Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights? Full case details for R (on the application of AB) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0062 Rittson-Thomas and others (Respondents) v Oxfordshire County Council (Appellant) Did title to land, which was gifted to the Council for use as a school under the School Sites Act 1841, revert to the donor’s estate when the school ceased to operate from the gifted land? Full case details for Rittson-Thomas and others (Respondents) v Oxfordshire County Council (Appellant)
UKSC 2019/0080 Matthew and others (Appellants) v Sedman and others (Respondent) Should Friday 3 June 2011 have been included or excluded for the purposes of limitation and, consequently, is the Appellants’ claim against the Respondents time-barred? Full case details for Matthew and others (Appellants) v Sedman and others (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0174 CPRE Kent (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Respondent) Whether a claimant in statutory and judicial review cases who is unsuccessful at the permission stage should be liable for the costs of multiple other parties, including respondents and interested parties. Full case details for CPRE Kent (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0103 Balhousie Holdings Ltd (Appellant) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondent) (Scotland) Did the sale and leaseback of a care home involve the disposal of the owner’s entire interest, such that it effectively lost the benefit of zero-rating under paragraph 36(2) of Schedule 10 to the Value Added Tax Act 1994? Full case details for Balhousie Holdings Ltd (Appellant) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondent) (Scotland)
UKSC 2019/0166 General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd (Respondent) v State of Libya (Appellant) (1) Commercial interactions with foreign states are governed by the State Immunity Act 1978 ("SIA"). This appeal raises questions about how to enforce an arbitral award (the "Award") against a foreign state within this framework. Full case details for General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd (Respondent) v State of Libya (Appellant)
UKSC 2020/0031 R (on the application of TN (Vietnam)) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Respondent) (Expedited) (1) This appeal concerns the legal consequences of a ruling that the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Fast Track Procedure) Rules 2005 (the 2005 Rules) were ultra vires. Full case details for R (on the application of TN (Vietnam)) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Respondent) (Expedited)
UKSC 2019/0074 Triple Point Technology Inc (Respondent) v PTT Public Company Ltd (Appellant) (1) This appeal relates to a dispute between the parties to a contract over how to apply a clause that imposed liquidated damages for delay and the interpretation of particular wording in the contract in relation to the limitation of liability. Full case details for Triple Point Technology Inc (Respondent) v PTT Public Company Ltd (Appellant)
UKSC 2019/0055 A and B (Appellants) v Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and another (Respondents) (1) The Supreme Court is asked to decide whether excluding A and B, who are victims of human trafficking, from compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. Full case details for A and B (Appellants) v Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and another (Respondents)
UKSC 2019/0011 Khan (Respondent) v Meadows (Appellant) (1) If a child born with more than one disability would not have been born but for a doctor’s failure to advise of the risk of their being born with one of those disabilities, can the mother sue the doctor for the costs associated with all of the child’s disabilities, or only for the costs associated with the disability the doctor was consulted on? Full case details for Khan (Respondent) v Meadows (Appellant)
UKSC 2019/0142 Pakistan International Airline Corporation (1) What are the ingredients of economic duress? Full case details for Pakistan International Airline Corporation
UKSC 2019/0188 In the matter of T (A Child) (Appellant) (1) In circumstances where insufficient places are available in registered secure children’s homes, is the exercise of the inherent jurisdiction to authorise a child’s placement in unregistered secure accommodation lawful? Full case details for In the matter of T (A Child) (Appellant)
UKSC 2019/0054 Bott & Co Solicitors Ltd (Appellant) v Ryanair DAC (Respondent) (1) What are the limits to the principle under which a solicitor can ask the Court to grant an equitable lien in order to protect his entitlement to fees as against his client? Full case details for Bott & Co Solicitors Ltd (Appellant) v Ryanair DAC (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0071 Hurstwood Properties (A) Ltd and others (Respondents) v Rossendale Borough Council and another (Appellants) (1) Should the respondents still be liable to pay non-domestic rates (‘NDR’) for periods when they leased their unoccupied properties to special purpose vehicle companies? Full case details for Hurstwood Properties (A) Ltd and others (Respondents) v Rossendale Borough Council and another (Appellants)
UKSC 2019/0135 SC, CB and 8 children (Appellants) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and others (Respondents) (1) The Supreme Court is asked to decide whether the ‘two child limit’, a provision of primary legislation which restricts payment of amounts of subsistence benefit for children to the first two children in a family, is incompatible with the Appellants’ rights under the European Convention on Human Rights. Full case details for SC, CB and 8 children (Appellants) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and others (Respondents)
UKSC 2019/0040 Manchester Building Society (Appellant) v Grant Thornton UK LLP (Respondent) (1) Was the Court of Appeal was right to hold that the break costs claimed by the Appellant fell outside the scope of the Respondent’s duty of care as professional accountants? Full case details for Manchester Building Society (Appellant) v Grant Thornton UK LLP (Respondent)
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 for Asda Stores Ltd (Appellant) v Brierly and others (Respondents)
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 for Shannon (Appellant) v Rampersad and another (T/A Clifton House Residential Home) (Respondents)
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 for Royal Mencap Society (Respondent) v Tomlinson-Blake (Appellant)
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 for 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
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 for 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
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 for In the matter of an application by Anthony McIntyre for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland)
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 for Computer Associates (UK) Ltd (Respondent) v The Software Incubator Ltd (Appellant)

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