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 2018/0091 R v MacKinlay and others (Respondents) Do property, goods, services or facilities transferred to or provided for the use or benefit of a candidate free of charge or at a discount (as identified in section 90C(1)(a) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended)) only fall to be declared as election expenses if they have been authorised by the candidate, his election agent or someone authorised by either or both of them? Full case details
UKSC 2017/0077 Owens (Appellants) v Owens (Respondent) The interpretation of section 1(2)(b) Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 Full case details
UKSC 2017/0060 R (on the application of Steinfeld and another) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary) (Respondent) Whether the bar on different-sex couples entering into civil partnerships breaches the appellants’ rights under Article 14 together with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0016 JP Whitter (Water Well Engineers) Limited (Appellant) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondent) Whether, when HMRC exercise discretion to cancel gross payment registration, they are required to consider the impact on the person holding that registration. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0001 R (on the application of Nealon) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) Is the definition of a "miscarriage of justice" in s. 133(1ZA) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, which has the effect of restricting awards of compensation to cases in which a new or newly discovered fact shows beyond reasonable doubt that the person did not commit the offence, incompatible with the presumption of innocence in Article 6(2) ECHR? Full case details
UKSC 2016/0227 R (on the application of Hallam) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) Is the definition of a "miscarriage of justice" in s. 133(1ZA) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, which has the effect of restricting awards of compensation to cases in which a new or newly discovered fact shows beyond reasonable doubt that the person did not commit the offence, incompatible with the presumption of innocence in Article 6(2) ECHR? Full case details
UKSC 2017/0066 Reference by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland of devolution issues to the Supreme Court pursuant to Paragraph 34 of Schedule 10 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (No 2) (1) Whether in the light of the prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of political opinion or religious belief contained in s 24(1)(c) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (‘NI 1998’), there was power to make, confirm or approve Regulation 5 of the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (‘Regulation 5’) insofar as Regulation 5 imposes civil liability for the refusal to express a political opinion or to express a view on a matter of public policy contrary to the religious belief of the person refusing to express that view. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0026 Reference by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland of devolution issues to the Supreme Court pursuant to Paragraph 34 of Schedule 10 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (1) Whether in the light of the prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of political opinion or religious belief contained in s 24(1)(c) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (‘NI 1998’), there was power to make, confirm or approve Regulation 5 of the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (‘Regulation 5’) insofar as Regulation 5 imposes civil liability for the refusal to express a political opinion or to express a view on a matter of public policy contrary to the religious belief of the person refusing to express that view. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0020 Lee (Respondent) v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and others (Appellants) (Northern Ireland) Whether the Appellants directly discriminated against a customer, the Respondent, on the grounds of sexual orientation, contrary to the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (NI) 2006, and religious and political belief, contrary to the Fair Employment and treatment (NI) Order 1998, by refusing to make a cake decorated with the words "Support Gay Marriage". Full case details
UKSC 2017/0035 In the matter of an application by Siobhan Mclaughlin for Judicial Review (AP) (Northern Ireland) Whether s.39A(1) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 which provides for payment of a Widowed Parent’s Allowance is incompatible with Article 14 ECHR read with Article 8 and/or Article 1 of Protocol 1. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0023 Totel Ltd (Appellant) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondent) Whether the prepayment rule for VAT infringes the EU law principle of equivalence. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0121 Banca Nazionale del Lavoro SPA (Respondent) v Playboy Club London Limited and others (Appellants) Whether a duty of care for a negligent misstatement is capable of arising through an agent for the benefit of an undisclosed principal. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0080 R v AB and CD (Appellants) Does the phrase in s. 17(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000 "has reasonable cause to suspect" have the same meaning as "has a reasonable suspicion"? Full case details
UKSC 2016/0215 Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund and others (Appellant) v Novo Banco S.A. (Respondent) (1) Whether the obligation under Article 3 of Directive 2001/24/EC to apply reorganisation measures in accordance with the law of their home member state meant that the effect of a reorganisation measure taken by Banco de Portugal in August 2014 to transfer liabilities to the respondent fell to be determined by the effect in Portuguese law of a later decision in December 2014... Full case details
UKSC 2016/0214 Goldman Sachs International (Appellant) v Novo Banco S.A. (Respondent) (1) Whether the obligation under Article 3 of Directive 2001/24/EC to apply reorganisation measures in accordance with the law of their home member state meant that the effect of a reorganisation measure taken by Banco de Portugal in August 2014 to transfer liabilities to the respondent fell to be determined by the effect in Portuguese law of a later decision in December 2014... Full case details
UKSC 2016/0207 Pereira (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) The correct approach to determining when it will be unreasonable to expect a non-British child who has been resident in the UK for seven or more years to leave the UK under 276ADE(1)(iv) of the Immigration Rules. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0187 NS (Sri Lanka) and others (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department Whether the conduct of the parent(s) can be taken into account when considering whether it would be reasonable for a child to leave the UK under s.117B(6) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0184 IT (Jamaica) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) The weight to be given to the public interest when considering whether a refusal to revoke a deportation order against a foreign criminal would be "unduly harsh" on his British citizen child. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0107 KO (Nigeria) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) Whether a court or tribunal, when considering the public interest in deportation, should take into account parental misconduct when assessing whether the effect of deportation on a child (with whom the foreign criminal has a parental relationship) is "unduly harsh" under s.117C(5) of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 / para 399 of the Immigration Rules. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0204 Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellant) v Taylor Clark Leisure Plc (Respondent) (Scotland) Whether certain claims for the return of overpaid VAT are to be treated as having been made by or on behalf of the single taxable person constituted by the Taylor Clark VAT Group, so that any repayment is due to Taylor Clark as the representative member of the single taxable person. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0011 Belhaj and another (Appellants) v Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) TBC Full case details
UKSC 2017/0003 James-Bowen and others (Respondents) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (Appellant) Whether a person who is sued in civil litigation for alleged misconduct by his employees (or others for whom he is vicariously liable) owes those employees a duty of care in the conduct of his defence. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0137 Project Blue Limited (Respondent) v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Appellant) Which entity was the "vendor" referred to in s.71A(2) of the Finance Act 2003? Full case details
UKSC 2016/0102 Prudential Assurance Company Ltd (Respondent) v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Appellant) Permission was granted on one issue by the Court of Appeal; this is an application for permission on the remaining grounds, and a request for a preliminary reference to be made. The grounds include: (i) whether a non-discriminatory treatment of foreign sourced dividends under EU law requires a tax credit to be set at the effective or nominal rate of tax Full case details
UKSC 2017/0053 Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another (Appellants) v Smith (Respondent) Whether the respondent was a ‘worker’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and Regulation 2 of the Working Time Regulations 1998; Full case details
UKSC 2017/0037 Williams and another (Appellants) v London Borough of Hackney (Respondent) The lawfulness of the accommodation of the appellants’ children by the respondent under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 Full case details
UKSC 2017/0078 Warner-Lambert Company LLC (Respondent) v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and another (Appellants) (1) Whether (and what) role plausibility should play in the statutory test for sufficiency, and whether a patent should be held insufficient for lack of plausibility even though it is in fact enabled across the full scope of the claim. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0069 Warner-Lambert Company LLC (Respondent) v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and another (Appellant) (1) Whether (and what) role plausibility should play in the statutory test for sufficiency, and whether a patent should be held insufficient for lack of plausibility even though it is in fact enabled across the full scope of the claim. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0197 Warner-Lambert Company LLC (Appellant) v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and another (Respondents) (1) Whether (and what) role plausibility should play in the statutory test for sufficiency, and whether a patent should be held insufficient for lack of plausibility even though it is in fact enabled across the full scope of the claim. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0167 FA (Pakistan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (1) 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 2016/0159 Cartier International AG and others (Respondents) v British Telecommunications Plc and another (Appellants) (i) The threshold conditions for the imposition of an order requiring internet service providers ("ISPs") to block or attempt to block access to websites infringing registered trademarks; (ii) Whether ISPs, as innocent parties, should be required to bear the costs of such blocking orders. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0202 An NHS Trust (Respondent) v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and another (Appellant) Is it mandatory to bring before the court the withdrawal of Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration ("CANH") from a patient who has a prolonged disorder of consciousness ("PDOC"), in circumstances where the clinical team and the family are agreed that it is not in the patient's best interests that he continues to receive that treatment? Full case details
UKSC 2017/0097 R (on the application of Stott) (AP) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) Whether, but for the House of Lords decision in R (Clift) v SSHD [2007] 1 AC 484, the statutory provisions on release of extended determinate sentence prisoners are discriminatory and incompatible with Article 14? Full case details
UKSC 2017/0131 In the matter of an application by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) Whether ss.58 and 59 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 and s.25 of the Criminal Justice Act (NI) 1945 are incompatible with arts.3, 8 and 14 ECHR in failing to provide an exception to the prohibition on the termination of pregnancy in Northern Ireland in cases of serious malformation of the unborn child/foetus or pregnancy as a result of rape or incest. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0106 R (on the application of Tag Eldin Ramadan Bashir and others) (AP) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) and another Whether the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol extend to the UK’s Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia; and, if so, whether the appellant is required to admit the respondents to the United Kingdom for settlement. Full case details
UKSC 2017/0067 Reference by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland pursuant to Paragraph 33 of Schedule 10 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Abortion) Whether ss.58 and 59 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 and s.25 of the Criminal Justice Act (NI) 1945 are incompatible with arts.3, 8 and 14 ECHR in failing to provide an exception to the prohibition on the termination of pregnancy in Northern Ireland in cases of serious malformation of the unborn child/foetus or pregnancy as a result of rape or incest. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0144 R (on the application of AR) (Appellant) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and another (Respondents) Whether disclosure of details of a rape acquittal in an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate violates the presumption of innocence protected by art.6(2) ECHR. 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 2016/0197 Warner-Lambert Company LLC (Appellant) v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and another (Respondents) Whether (and what) role plausibility should play in the statutory test for sufficiency, and whether a patent should be held insufficient for lack of plausibility even though it is in fact enabled across the full scope of the claim. 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
UKSC 2015/0159 Keefe (by his litigation friend Eyton) (Respondent) v Hoteles Pinero Canarias SL (Appellant) Whether an injured claimant is entitled to rely on Article 11(3) of the Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001 on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters to join the foreign-domiciled alleged tortfeasor in circumstances where the respondent had originally brought proceedings in the courts of his domicile by way of direct action against the appellant’s foreign domiciled liability insurer Full case details

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