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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 2021/0019 R (on the application of VIP Communications Ltd (In Liquidation)) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) Can the Secretary of State direct the Office of Communications (Ofcom) not to introduce regulations exempting certain wireless telegraphy equipment from a licensing requirement on national security grounds? Full case details for R (on the application of VIP Communications Ltd (In Liquidation)) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant)
UKSC 2022/0098 REFERENCE by the Lord Advocate of devolution issues under paragraph 34 of Schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998 Does the provision of the proposed Scottish Independence Referendum Bill that provides that the question to be asked in a referendum would be "Should Scotland be an independent country?" Full case details for REFERENCE by the Lord Advocate of devolution issues under paragraph 34 of Schedule 6 to the Scotland Act 1998
UKSC 2021/0028 McCue (as guardian for Andrew McCue) (Appellant) v Glasgow City Council (Respondent) (Scotland) The key issue is whether the Respondent’s charging policy for community care services is discriminatory. Full case details for McCue (as guardian for Andrew McCue) (Appellant) v Glasgow City Council (Respondent) (Scotland)
UKSC 2021/0159 Unger and another (in substitution for Hasan) (Appellants) v Ul-Hasan (deceased) and another (Respondents) Whether an unadjudicated claim for financial provision under the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 (the "1984 Act") survives the death of the respondent and can be continued against their estate. Full case details for Unger and another (in substitution for Hasan) (Appellants) v Ul-Hasan (deceased) and another (Respondents)
UKSC 2020/0212 In the matter of an application by Rosaleen Dalton for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) Whether the procedural obligation to investigate pursuant to Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights applies to the State in respect of Mr Dalton’s death. Full case details for In the matter of an application by Rosaleen Dalton for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland)
UKSC 2021/0010 Brake and another (Respondents) v Chedington Court Estate Ltd (Appellant) Does a bankrupt have standing under section 303(1) of the Insolvency Act 1986 to challenge transactions entered by their trustee in bankruptcy in situations where the relief sought would have no impact on their position within the bankruptcy? Full case details for Brake and another (Respondents) v Chedington Court Estate Ltd (Appellant)
UKSC 2020/0002 Barton and others (Respondents) v Morris and another in place of Gwyn-Jones (deceased) (Appellants) Whether the terms of a contract for an introduction fee in respect of a property sale excluded a claim for reasonable remuneration by the introducing party, where the property was sold for a lower sum than anticipated in the contract. Full case details for Barton and others (Respondents) v Morris and another in place of Gwyn-Jones (deceased) (Appellants)
UKSC 2021/0027 Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd (a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands) (Respondent) v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd (Appellant) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in (i) its construction of the relevant terms of the lease and (ii) erred in refusing permission to amend Blacks’ Defence. Full case details for Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd (a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands) (Respondent) v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd (Appellant)
UKSC 2022/0052 R (on the application of Pearce and another) (Respondents) v Parole Board of England and Wales (Appellant) When a panel of the Parole Board assesses the risk to the public arising from the potential release of a prisoner, can it only take into account allegations if they are proved on the balance of probabilities? Full case details for R (on the application of Pearce and another) (Respondents) v Parole Board of England and Wales (Appellant)
UKSC 2021/0047 News Corp UK & Ireland Ltd (Appellant) v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Respondent) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that News UK’s supplies of digital issues of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun were not supplies of “newspapers” within the meaning of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (VATA) such that they could not be zero-rated for VAT. Full case details for News Corp UK & Ireland Ltd (Appellant) v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Respondent)
UKSC 2021/0038 R (on the application of Maguire) (Appellant) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Blackpool & Fylde and another (Respondents) Whether the death of a disabled woman who was deprived of her liberty engaged the state’s obligation to protect life under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, therefore requiring an inquest jury to make findings regarding the circumstances by which the death occurred. Full case details for R (on the application of Maguire) (Appellant) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Blackpool & Fylde and another (Respondents)
UKSC 2022/0093 In the matter of an application by James Hugh Allister and others for Judicial Review (Appellants) (Northern Ireland) In these conjoined appeals, the appellants challenge the lawfulness and constitutionality of the respondents’ decisions and actions in the negotiating, implementing, and operating of the Northern Ireland Protocol (the "Protocol"). The issues raised concern the constitutional settlement of the UK, the operation and interpretation of the Belfast Agreement, and the effect of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Protocol in domestic law. Full case details for In the matter of an application by James Hugh Allister and others for Judicial Review (Appellants) (Northern Ireland)
UKSC 2022/0089 In the matter of an application by James Hugh Allister and others for Judicial Review (Appellants) (Northern Ireland) In these conjoined appeals, the appellants challenge the lawfulness and constitutionality of the respondents’ decisions and actions in the negotiating, implementing, and operating of the Northern Ireland Protocol (the "Protocol"). The issues raised concern the constitutional settlement of the UK, the operation and interpretation of the Belfast Agreement, and the effect of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Protocol in domestic law. Full case details for In the matter of an application by Clifford Peeples for Judicial Review (Appellant) (Northern Ireland)
UKSC 2021/0031 R (on the application of Day) (Appellant) v Shropshire Council (Respondent) When a local authority disposes of land which is subject to a statutory trust for public recreational purposes without complying with the relevant statutory requirements Full case details for R (on the application of Day) (Appellant) v Shropshire Council (Respondent)
UKSC 2021/0059 Aviva Investors Ground Rent GP Ltd and another (Respondents) v Williams and others (Appellants) What is the extent to which a provision dealing with service charges in a residential lease is invalidated by section 27A (6) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985? Full case details for Aviva Investors Ground Rent GP Ltd and another (Respondents) v Williams and others (Appellants)
UKSC 2021/0172 Shanghai Shipyard Co. Ltd (Respondent) v Reignwood International Investment (Group) Company Ltd (Appellant) This case concerns the proper characterisation of a shipbuilding performance guarantee (the "Guarantee"). There are two issues of law: Full case details for Shanghai Shipyard Co. Ltd (Respondent) v Reignwood International Investment (Group) Company Ltd (Appellant)
UKSC 2019/0204 Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another (Appellants/Cross-Respondents) v Agnew and others (Respondents/Cross-Appellants) (Northern Ireland) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that there had been a breach of the principle of equivalence and that the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 had to be read to afford a right to police officer claimants to present a complaint with regard to a series of underpayments of holiday pay; Full case details for Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another (Appellants/Cross-Respondents) v Agnew and others (Respondents/Cross-Appellants) (Northern Ireland
UKSC 2022/0077 REFERENCE by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland - Abortion Services Is clause 5(2)(a) of the Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Northern Ireland) Bill outside the legislative competence of the Northern Ireland Assembly because it disproportionately interferes with the rights of persons who wish to express their opposition to the provision of abortion treatment services in Northern Ireland? Full case details for REFERENCE by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland - Abortion Services
UKSC 2022/0042 R (on the application of D4) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) Is the Secretary of State entitled to serve notice of a decision to deprive a person of British citizenship by placing a copy on the relevant person’s Home Office file? Full case details for R (on the application of D4) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant)
UKSC 2020/0202 DB Symmetry Ltd and another (Respondents) v Swindon Borough Council (Appellant) Whether the principle enunciated by the Court of Appeal in Hall & Co Ltd v Shoreham by Sea Urban DC [1964] 1 WLR 240, that a planning condition could not lawfully require the developer to dedicate land for public purposes without the payment of compensation, is correct in law. Full case details for DB Symmetry Ltd and another (Respondents) v Swindon Borough Council (Appellant)
UKSC 2020/0211 Hillside Parks Ltd (Appellant) v Snowdonia National Park Authority (Respondent) Where there are successive planning permissions relating to the same site, and the later permissions are for changes to one part of a wider development approved in the original planning permission Full case details for Hillside Parks Ltd (Appellant) v Snowdonia National Park Authority (Respondent)
UKSC 2022/0062 London Steam-ship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association Ltd (Respondent) v Kingdom of Spain (Appellant) Whether a judge erred in referring three questions to the CJEU under the preliminary reference procedure shortly before the end of the implementation period of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. Full case details for London Steam-ship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association Ltd (Respondent) v Kingdom of Spain (Appellant)
UKSC 2021/0139 Canada Square Operations Ltd (Appellant) v Potter (Respondent) This case concerns the meaning and effect of section 32 of the Limitation Act 1980, which postpones the commencement of a limitation period where a fact relevant to the claimant’s claim has been "deliberately concealed" by the defendant. Full case details for Canada Square Operations Ltd (Appellant) v Potter (Respondent)
UKSC 2020/0135 Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellant) v NHS Lothian Health Board (Respondent) (Scotland) What is the correct approach that should be taken by the courts and tribunals to evidence and the burden and standard of proof in historical claims for the recovery of overpaid Value Added Tax. Full case details for Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellant) v NHS Lothian Health Board (Respondent) (Scotland)
UKSC 2020/0154 The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association - Forces Help and another (Respondents) v Allgemeines Krankenhaus Viersen GmbH (Appellant) This appeal concerns the interpretation of the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 (the 1978 Act). The single issue is whether the 1978 Act has extra-territorial effect. If it does then a contribution claim can be brought under the 1978 Act even though the contribution claim is governed by a foreign law rather than English law. Full case details for The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association - Forces Help and another (Respondents) v Allgemeines Krankenhaus Viersen GmbH (Appellant)
UKSC 2020/0039 Candey Ltd (Appellant) v Crumpler and another (as Joint Liquidators of Peak Hotels and Resorts Ltd (In Liquidation)) (Respondents) What action must a solicitor take when entering into an additional security arrangement with a client to avoid waiving its rights under a pre-existing equitable lien (or creating an inference of waiver)? Full case details for Candey Ltd (Appellant) v Crumpler and another (as Joint Liquidators of Peak Hotels and Resorts Ltd (In Liquidation)) (Respondents)
UKSC 2021/0020 DCM (Optical Holdings) Ltd (Appellant) v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Respondent) (Scotland) (1) Were tax assessments made by HMRC in 2005 made out of time and therefore time barred? (2) Do HMRC have an implied power to refuse to accept a sum claimed by a taxpayer by way of input tax? Full case details for DCM (Optical Holdings) Ltd (Appellant) v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Respondent) (Scotland)
UKSC 2021/0103 Stanford International Bank Ltd (in liquidation) (Appellant) v HSBC Bank PLC (Respondent) Does an insolvent company suffer any loss if payments are made out of its bank accounts which discharge a debt owed by that company in an equivalent amount? Full case details for Stanford International Bank Ltd (in liquidation) (Appellant) v HSBC Bank PLC (Respondent)
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 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. 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 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 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 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 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)

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