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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 2018/0192 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. 3 In the Appeal by The Law Debenture Trust Corporation p.l.c.: (i) 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 forThe 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. 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.: (i) 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 forThe 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 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 for Public Prosecutors Office of the Athens Court of Appeal (Appellant) v O'Connor (AP) (Respondent) (Northern Ireland)
UKSC 2020/0056 Fearn and others (Appellants) v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery (Respondent) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in failing to hold that: (i) private nuisance, understood in light of the requirements of section 6(1) of the HRA, is capable of providing a remedy against ‘viewing’ from neighbouring land Full case details for Fearn and others (Appellants) v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery (Respondent)
UKSC 2020/0107 Guest and another (Appellants) v Guest (Respondent) The appeal raises questions about the proper approach to granting relief under the doctrine of proprietary estoppel. The Supreme Court is asked to decide: (1) Whether a successful claimant’s expectation, in this case of inheritance of a family farm, was an appropriate starting point when considering a remedy; Full case details for Guest and another (Appellants) v Guest (Respondent)
UKSC 2020/0122 Bloomberg LLP (Appellant) v ZXC (Respondent) Whether, and to what extent, a person who has not been charged with an offence can have a reasonable expectation of privacy in relation to information that relates to a criminal investigation into his activities. Full case details for Bloomberg LLP (Appellant) v ZXC (Respondent)
UKSC 2020/0076 PWR (AP) (Appellant) v Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) (1) Does section 13(1) of the Terrorism Act 2000 create a strict liability offence? (2) If so, is section 13(1) compatible with Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights. Full case details for PWR (AP) (Appellant) v Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)
UKSC 2020/0084 Akdogan and another (AP) (Appellants) v Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) (1) Does section 13(1) of the Terrorism Act 2000 create a strict liability offence? (2) If so, is section 13(1) compatible with Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights. Full case details for Akdogan and another (AP) (Appellants) v Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)
UKSC 2020/0066 FirstPort Property Services Ltd (Appellant) v Settlers Court RTM Company and others (Respondents) Whether a worker’s right to paid annual leave is accumulated according to the working pattern of the worker and/or is pro-rated. Full case details for FirstPort Property Services Ltd (Appellant) v Settlers Court RTM Company and others (Respondents)
UKSC 2019/0209 Harpur Trust (Appellants) v Brazel (Respondent) Whether a worker's right to paid annual leave is accumulated according to the working pattern of the worker and/or is pro-rated. Full case details for Harpur Trust (Appellants) v Brazel (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0215 Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Appellant) v Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme Trustees Ltd (Respondent) (1) Whether the UK tax treatment of "manufactured overseas dividends" constituted a restriction of the free movement of capital, contrary to Article 63 TFEU. (2) If so, whether this restriction was justified under EU law. Full case details for Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellant) v Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme Trustees Ltd (Respondent)
UKSC 2020/0138 Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) v SC (Jamaica) (Appellant) The appeal raises the following issues: A. Does a decision under paragraph 339O of the Immigration Rules as to whether a person can reasonably be expected to stay in part of their country of origin import a value judgment including consideration of that person’s criminal conduct in the UK? Full case details for Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) v SC (Jamaica) (Appellant)
UKSC 2020/0155 Basfar (Respondent) v Wong (Appellant) The scope of diplomatic immunity is governed by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (the "1961 Convention"). The Supreme Court is asked to determine whether: a serving diplomat’s employment of a "trafficked" domestic servant at his UK diplomatic residence constitutes the exercise of a "commercial activity" Full case details for Basfar (Respondent) v Wong (Appellant)
UKSC 2021/0160 Her Majesty's Attorney General (Respondent) v Crosland (Appellant) Did the Supreme Court wrongly decide that Mr Crosland’s disclosure of the result of the Heathrow appeal, in breach of an embargo on the Court’s judgment, constituted a contempt of court? Full case details for Her Majesty's Attorney General (Respondent) v Crosland (Appellant)
UKSC 2020/0195 Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Respondent/Cross-Appellant) v Guaidó Board" of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Appellant/Cross-Respondent) Whether the UK Government has recognised Interim President Guaido as Head of State of Venezuela and, if so, whether any challenge to the validity of Mr Guaido’s appointments to the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela is justiciable in an English court. Full case details for Maduro Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Respondent/Cross-Appellant) v Guaidó Board" of the Central Bank of Venezuela (Appellant/Cross-Respondent)
UKSC 2020/0133 A Local Authority (Respondent) v JB (by his Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) (Appellant) To have capacity to decide to have sexual relations with another person, does a person need to understand that the other person must have the capacity to consent to the sexual activity and must in fact consent before and throughout the sexual activity? Full case details for A Local Authority (Respondent) v JB (by his Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) (Appellant)
UKSC 2020/0081 R (on the application of Elan-Cane) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) Whether the Court of Appeal was wrong in its conclusion that Her Majesty’s Passport Office’s Policy that (i) an applicant for a passport must declare their gender/sex as being either male or female Full case details for R (on the application of Elan-Cane) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)
UKSC 2020/0071 Alize 1954 and another (Appellants) v Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG and others (Respondents) Whether seaworthiness for the purposes of Article III Rule 1 of the Hague-Visby Rules includes navigational decisions taken by the crew taken prior to commencement of a voyage. Full case details for Alize 1954 and another (Appellants) v Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG and others (Respondents)
UKSC 2020/0036 Kabab-Ji SAL (Lebanon) (Appellant) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait) (Respondent) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that the parties made an express choice of English law, and not an implied choice of French law, as governing their arbitration agreement Full case details for Kabab-Ji SAL (Lebanon) (Appellant) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait) (Respondent)
UKSC 2021/0063 R (on the application of The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department) (Respondent) Can the Secretary of State lawfully make the exercise of a child’s right to be registered as a British citizen conditional on their payment of £1,012? Full case details for R (on the application of The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department) (Respondent)
UKSC 2021/0062 R (on the application of O (a minor, by her litigation friend AO)) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) Can the Secretary of State lawfully make the exercise of a child’s right to be registered as a British citizen conditional on their payment of £1,012? Full case details for R (on the application of O (a minor, by her litigation friend AO)) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)
UKSC 2019/0149 East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (Appellant) v Flowers and others (Respondents) How should holiday pay be calculated on (i) the correct construction of the relevant, nationwide NHS employment contract; and (ii) in relation to the Working Time Directive? Full case details for East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (Appellant) v Flowers and others (Respondents)
UKSC 2020/0100 In the matter of an application by Francis McGuigan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 3 Whether there has been a breach of the procedural obligation under article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, or of common law principles of independence, or of legitimate expectations Full case details for in the matter of an application by Francis McGuigan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 3
UKSC 2020/0027 In the matter of an application by Francis McGuigan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 2 Whether there has been a breach of the procedural obligation under article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, or of common law principles of independence, or of legitimate expectations Full case details for in the matter of an application by Francis McGuigan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 2
UKSC 2020/0020 In the matter of an application by Francis McGuigan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) Whether there has been a breach of the procedural obligation under article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, or of common law principles of independence, or of legitimate expectations Full case details for in the matter of an application by Francis McGuigan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland)
UKSC 2020/0026 In the matter of an application by Mary McKenna for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 2 Whether there has been a breach of the procedural obligation under article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, or of common law principles of independence, or of legitimate expectations, Full case details for in the matter of an application by Mary McKenna for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 2
UKSC 2020/0019 In the matter of an application by Mary McKenna for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) Whether there has been a breach of the procedural obligation under article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, or of common law principles of independence, or of legitimate expectations Full case details for in the matter of an application by Mary McKenna for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland)
UKSC 2020/0030 In the matter of an application by Margaret McQuillan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 3 The extent to which the article 2 investigative obligation arising under the Human Rights Act 1998 applies retrospectively to deaths which occurred prior to the commencement of the Human Rights Act 1998 Full case details for in the matter of an application by Margaret McQuillan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 2
UKSC 2020/0029 In the matter of an application by Margaret McQuillan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 2 The extent to which the article 2 investigative obligation arising under the Human Rights Act 1998 applies retrospectively to deaths which occurred prior to the commencement of the Human Rights Act 1998 Full case details for in the matter of an application by Margaret McQuillan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 2
UKSC 2020/0028 In the matter of an application by Margaret McQuillan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 1 The extent to which the article 2 investigative obligation arising under the Human Rights Act 1998 applies retrospectively to deaths which occurred prior to the commencement of the Human Rights Act 1998 Full case details for in the matter of an application by Margaret McQuillan for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) No 1
UKSC 2019/0153 Kostal UK (Respondent) v Dunkley and others (Appellants) Whether a "prohibited result" under s. 145B Trade Union and Labour Relations Consolidation Act 1992 can only arise in circumstances where direct offers to employees take terms outside the scope of collective bargaining on a permanent basis. Full case details for Kostal UK (Respondent) v Dunkley and others (Appellants)
UKSC 2021/0008 Fratila and another (AP) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Appellant) This appeal concerns the entitlement of EU citizens to UK benefits in light of UK’s withdrawal from the EU ("Brexit"). The Supreme Court is asked to consider: whether a person with no EU law right to reside in an EU Member State is entitled to rely on the prohibition on nationality discrimination contained in Article 18 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ("TFEU") Full case details for Fratila and another (AP) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Appellant)
UKSC 2019/0046 BTI 2014 LLC (Appellant) v Sequana SA and others (Respondents) Whether an otherwise lawful dividend may nevertheless in principle be a "transaction defrauding creditors" under section 423 Insolvency Act 1986. Full case details for BTI 2014 LLC (Appellant) v Sequana SA and others (Respondents)
UKSC 2019/0213 Lloyd (Respondent) v Google LLC (Appellant) Whether the respondent should have been refused permission to serve his representative claim against the appellant out of the jurisdiction (i) because members of the class had not suffered ‘damage’ within the meaning of section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’) Full case details for Lloyd (Respondent) v Google LLC (Appellant)
UKSC 2019/0105 Crown Prosecution Service (Appellant) v Aquila Advisory Ltd (Respondent) Where a proprietary claim is brought by a company against its directors to recover proceeds of crime received in breach of fiduciary duty. Can that proprietary claim be asserted in priority to a confiscation order obtained by the Crown Prosecution Service? Full case details for Crown Prosecution Service (Appellant) v Aquila Advisory Ltd (Respondent)
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 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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