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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 2021/0088 Hastings (Appellant) v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd and another (Respondents) (Scotland) Did the lower courts in law by not holding that the hip replacement product used for the Appellant’s hip replacement was defective within the terms of the Consumer Protection Act 1987? Full case details for Hastings (Appellant) v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd and another (Respondents) (Scotland)
UKSC 2020/0203 AA (Nigeria) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) What is the correct approach to the test for whether "the effect of [a foreign criminal]'s deportation on [their] partner or child would be unduly harsh" within the meaning of section 117C(5) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 Full case details for AA (Nigeria) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant)
UKSC 2020/0175 RA (Iraq) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) In what circumstances is it “unduly harsh” to deport a foreign criminal in light of that person’s family life in the United Kingdom, and when are there “very compelling circumstances” against deportation? Full case details for RA (Iraq) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant)
UKSC 2020/0174 HA (Iraq) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) In what circumstances is it “unduly harsh” to deport a foreign criminal in light of that person’s family life in the United Kingdom, and when are there “very compelling circumstances” against deportation? Full case details for HA (Iraq) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant)
UKSC 2021/0215 In the matter H-W (Children) No 2 When an appellate court reviews a first instance decision concerning the proportionality of orders made under the courts’ obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998, is it necessary for the appellate court to undertake its own proportionality assessment of that decision? Full case details for In the matter H-W (Children) No 2
UKSC 2021/0196 In the matter H-W (Children) When an appellate court reviews a first instance decision concerning the proportionality of orders made under the courts’ obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998, is it necessary for the appellate court to undertake its own proportionality assessment of that decision? Full case details for In the matter H-W (Children)
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 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 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 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 2019/0209 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 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 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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