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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 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 2020/0118 World Programming Ltd (Respondent/Cross-Appellant) v SAS Institute Inc (Appellant/Cross-Respondent) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in imposing an anti-enforcement injunction on SAS. In particular, whether the Court erred in concluding that: (i) the enforcement orders sought by SAS before the United States court offended principles of territoriality as regards the execution of judgments insofar as they extend beyond assets deemed to be situated in the US; Full case details for World Programming Ltd (Respondent/Cross-Appellant) v SAS Institute Inc (Appellant/Cross-Respondent)
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 2020/0206 AIC Ltd (Respondent) v Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (Appellant) Whether the execution of the Court of Appeal’s judgment and order should be stayed pending the resolution of this application for permission to appeal and, if permission is granted, pending the appeal. Full case details for AIC Ltd (Respondent) v Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (Appellant)
UKSC 2020/0114 Competition and Markets Authority (Respondent) v Pfizer Inc and another (Appellants) When considering what costs to award following an appeal before the Competition Appeal Tribunal from an infringement decision of the Competition and Markets Authority, is there a starting point and if so, what is it? Full case details for Competition and Markets Authority (Respondent) v Pfizer Inc and another (Appellants)
UKSC 2020/0113 Competition and Markets Authority (Respondent) v Flynn Pharma Ltd and another When considering what costs to award following an appeal before the Competition Appeal Tribunal from an infringement decision of the Competition and Markets Authority, is there a starting point and if so, what is it? Full case details for Competition and Markets Authority (Respondent) v Flynn Pharma Ltd and another
UKSC 2020/0129 R (on the application of Coughlan) (Appellant) v Minister for the Cabinet Office (Respondent) Are the voter identification ("ID") pilot schemes that were implemented in the May 2019 local government elections unlawful? Full case details for R (on the application of Coughlan) (Appellant) v Minister for the Cabinet Office (Respondent)
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 2020/0168 On Tower UK Ltd (formerly known as Arqiva Services Ltd) (Appellant) v AP Wireless II (UK) Ltd (Respondent) What is the meaning and effect of paragraphs 20 and 27 of the Electronic Communications Code as set out in Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003? Full case details for On Tower UK Ltd (formerly known as Arqiva Services Ltd) (Appellant) v AP Wireless II (UK) Ltd (Respondent)
UKSC 2021/0051 Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (Appellant) v Ashloch Ltd and another (Respondents) Does the Upper Tribunal have jurisdiction to confer rights over land in favour of an operator under the Electronic Communications Code (the Code) where that operator has a Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) protected tenancy and is in occupation of the land? Full case details for Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (Appellant) v Ashloch Ltd and another (Respondents)
UKSC 2019/0225 Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (Appellant) v Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd (Respondent) Does the Upper Tribunal have jurisdiction to confer rights, under the Electronic Communications Code ("the Code"), in relation to a particular site, on the Claimant in circumstances where a third party, namely Vodaphone, is currently in occupation of the site? Full case details for Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (Appellant) v Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd (Respondent
UKSC 2020/0103 R v Maughan (Northern Ireland) Whether the term "proceedings" should be confined to court proceedings in the context of considering reductions to defendants’ sentences when they plead guilty to a crime at an early stage. Full case details for R v Maughan (Northern Ireland)
UKSC 2020/0125 Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Appellant) v NCL Investments Ltd and another (Respondent) Whether accounting debits relating to the grant of share options to employees are a deductible expense for corporation tax purposes. Full case details for Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Appellant) v NCL Investments Ltd and another (Respondent)
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 2021/0044 Croydon London Borough Council (Appellant) v Kalonga (Respondent) Can a landlord terminate a flexible tenancy agreement prior to the expiry of the fixed term if the tenancy agreement does not expressly provide for re-entry or forfeiture? Full case details for Croydon London Borough Council (Appellant) v Kalonga (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 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 2020/0185 Craig (AP) (Appellant) v Her Majesty's Advocate (for the Government of the United States of America) and another (Respondents) (Scotland) Does the failure to bring into force certain amendments to the Extradition Act 2003 in Scotland give rise to a breach of article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights? Full case details for Craig (AP) (Appellant) v Her Majesty's Advocate (for the Government of the United States of America) and another (Respondents) (Scotland)
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 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 2021/0063 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 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 2019/0054 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)

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