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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 2022/0077 REFERENCE by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland - Abortion Services The facts and issues in this case will be published, in due course. 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 2020/0166 R v Andrewes Section 6(5) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 provides that, if the Court has decided that the defendant benefited from the relevant wrongdoing or conduct then it must make a confiscation order requiring the defendant to pay the recoverable amount of that benefit Full case details for R v Andrewes
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 2021/0005 R v Luckhurst (Respondent) The proposed appeal relates to the scope of permitted legal expenditure as an exception to a restraint order granted pursuant to section 41 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) Full case details for R v Luckhurst (Respondent)
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 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 2019/0209 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 2020/0155 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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