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 2017/0025 Scotch Whisky Association and others (Appellants) v The Lord Advocate and another (Respondents) (Scotland) Whether the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 is incompatible with European Union law and therefore unlawful under the Scotland Act 1998. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0142 Gordon and others, as the Trustees of the Inter Vivos Trust of the late William Strathdee Gordon (Appellants) v Campbell Riddell Breeze Paterson LLP (Respondent) (Scotland) Whether the five-year prescriptive period under s.6 of the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 begins to run on the date on which a creditor becomes aware that he has incurred a financial cost or whether he must also be aware that such a cost may constitute "loss" or "damage". Full case details
UKSC 2016/0164 Mitsui & Co Ltd and others (Respondents) v Beteiligungsgesellschaft LPG Tankerflotte MBH & Co KG and another (Appellants) Where a ship is hijacked by pirates, and the initial ransom sum demanded is not paid, but a period of negotiation is entered into resulting in a lower ransom sum being agreed and paid Full case details
UKSC 2016/0213 Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondent) Whether an implied term not to cheat in a gambling contract is only breached where there is dishonesty. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0082 Robinson (AP) (Appellant) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (Respondent) The "Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police" immunity protects the police from claims when in the course of their core duties they negligently cause injury to passers-by. Does this apply in a case where the relevant police act was a positive act? Was the Court of Appeal correct to overturn the first instance findings of negligence? Full case details
UKSC 2016/0062 R (on the application of C) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) Whether the respondent's policies in respect of the retention and processing of historic gender data are compatible with the appellant’s rights under arts.3, 8 and 14 ECHR and ss.13, 19 and 26 of the Equality Act 2010. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0084 Michalak (Respondent) v General Medical Council and others (Appellants) Whether the availability of judicial review proceedings in respect of decisions of the GMC excludes the jurisdiction of the Employment Tribunal by virtue of s.120(7) of the Equality Act 2010. Full case details
UKSC 2015/0178 Littlewoods Limited and others (Respondents) v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Appellant) On liability: whether a tax-payer’s claim for restitution of the time value of mistakenly overpaid VAT is prevented by ss.78 and 80 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994, and if so whether that is contrary to EU law, and if so whether, when dis-applied, they must be dis-applied to allow only Woolwich-type restitution claims not mistake based restitution claims as well? Full case details
UKSC 2015/0177 Littlewoods Limited and others (Appellants) v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Respondent) On liability: whether a tax-payer’s claim for restitution of the time value of mistakenly overpaid VAT is prevented by ss.78 and 80 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994, and if so whether that is contrary to EU law, and if so whether, when dis-applied, they must be dis-applied to allow only Woolwich-type restitution claims not mistake based restitution claims as well? Full case details
UKSC 2015/0022 R (on the application of Bancoult No 3) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Respondent) Whether the Court of Appeal should have held that evidence wrongly held to be inadmissible by the court below (the "Wikileaks cable") could and would have led to the conclusion that the decision of the respondent to create a marine protected area in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) was motivated by an improper purpose Full case details
UKSC 2016/0053 R (on the application of De Silva and another) (Appellants) v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) (Respondent) Whether HMRC was entitled to enquire into the appellants' claims for loss relief otherwise than by opening an enquiry under Schedule 1A of the Taxes Management Act 1970, which is subject to a time limit that had elapsed prior to the date of the enquiry. Full case details
UKSC 2015/0215 R (on the application of HC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and others (Respondents) Whether the statutory instruments which provide that Zambrano carers are not entitled to social benefits in the UK are unlawful, in particular whether they entail discrimination under EU law or the ECHR which cannot be justified. Full case details
UKSC 2015/0110 In the matter of an application by Jason Loughlin for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) In exercising the discretion in s.74(3)(b) of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, is the Specified Prosecutor required to ask him/herself whether the sentencing court could conclude that the circumstances applicable when the sentence as passed had changed as a result of knowing failures by the assisting offender to give assistance in accordance with the assisting offender agreement? Full case details
UKSC 2016/0079 Brown (AP) (Appellant) v The Scottish Ministers and others (Respondents) (Scotland) Does the implied ancillary duty in art.5 ECHR to facilitate rehabilitation and release apply to recalled extended sentence prisoners? Full case details
UKSC 2016/0157 Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority (Appellant) v Elsick Development Company Limited (Respondent) (Scotland) The correct legal test for the validity of planning obligations Full case details
UKSC 2015/0067 Libya (Appellant) v Janah (Respondent) Whether granting immunity from suit under the State Immunity Act 1978 engages, and breaches, the respondents' rights under the ECHR and EU Charter. Full case details
UKSC 2015/0063 Benkharbouche (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Appellant) Whether granting immunity from suit under the State Immunity Act 1978 engages, and breaches, the respondents' rights under the ECHR and EU Charter. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0045 Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated (Respondent) v Brownlie (Appellant) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that the tort jurisdictional gateway test under para. 3.1(9)(a) Practice Direction 6B of the CPR, which requires that "damage" be sustained within the jurisdiction, is not satisfied by indirect or consequential damage. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0041 P (Appellant) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Respondent) Whether police officers are entitled to bring discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal in respect of dismissals following proceedings before a Police Misconduct Panel. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0023 Reyes (Appellant/Cross-Respondent) v Al-Malki and another (Respondent/Cross-Appellant) Whether (i) the Employment Tribunal has jurisdiction to hear claims brought by the Appellant, under the exception to diplomatic immunity contained in Article 31(1)(c) of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations; and (ii) the Respondents were validly served with proceedings. Full case details
UKSC 2015/0175 Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated (Appellant) v Brownlie (Respondent) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that the tort jurisdictional gateway test under para. 3.1(9)(a) Practice Direction 6B of the CPR, which requires that "damage" be sustained within the jurisdiction, is not satisfied by indirect or consequential damage. 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 2016/0004 Armes (Appellant) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Respondent) Whether the local authority who placed the appellant into foster care is liable in respect of the physical and sexual abuse suffered by the appellant and perpetrated by her foster carers, even though the local authority was not negligent in connection with the foster placement. Full case details
UKSC 2015/0243 SM (Algeria) (Appellant) v Entry Clearance Officer, UK Visa Section (Respondent) Whether the appellant is a "direct descendant" or "extended family member" within the meaning of Regs.7 and 8 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006. Full case details
UKSC 2015/0199 Taurus Petroleum Limited (Appellant) v State Oil Marketing Company of the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq (SOMO) (Respondent) (i) The identity of the beneficiary under letters of credit; (ii) The situs of debts under letters of credit... Full case details
UKSC 2015/0166 Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) v DSD and another (Respondents) Whether there is an obligation under s.6 Human Rights Act 1998, read with art.3 ECHR, to investigate ill-treatment which has been perpetrated by a private individual without any complicity of a public authority 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
UKSC 2015/0147 R (on the application of B) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) Whether, once there is no longer a lawful basis for the detention of an individual pending deportation, there is still a power to grant bail and impose bail conditions in respect of that individual under the Immigration Act 1971. Full case details
UKSC 2015/0063 Benkharbouche (Respondent) v Secrtary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Appellant) Whether granting the appellants immunity from suit under the State Immunity Act 1978 engages, and breaches, the respondents' rights under the ECHR and EU Charter. Full case details

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