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 2019/0029 Uber BV and others (Appellants) v Aslam and others (Respondents) (1) Whether the Respondents were "workers" providing personal services to the Second Appellant Full case details
UKSC 2019/0006 Alexander Devine Children's Cancer Trust (Respondent) v Housing Solutions Ltd (Appellant) The correct approach to the ‘public interest’ requirement on an application for the modification or discharge of restrictive covenants under section 84 of the Law of Property Act 1925 Full case details
UKSC 2018/0166 R (on the application of Gourlay) (AP) (Appellant) v Parole Board (Respondent) Should the Parole Board be considered a court? If so, what are the consequences of this when considering whether or not to grant a costs order against the Parole Board? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0039 Asda Stores Ltd (Appellant) v Brierly and others (Respondents) Whether employees in Asda’s retail operations are entitled to compare themselves with employees in the distribution centres so that they can rely on section 79(4)(c) of the Equality Act 2010 ("2010 Act") or, as regards the period covered by the Equal Pay Act 1970 ("1970 Act"), so that they are in the "same employment" as defined in section 1(6) of the 1970 Act. Full case details
UKSC 2019/0122 Equitas Insurance Ltd (Respondent) v Municipal Mutual Insurance Ltd (Appellant) (1) In the event of an insured employee being tortiously exposed to asbestos in multiple years of employers’ liability ("EL") insurance, and the EL insurer settling the employer’s claim without allocating the loss to any particular year of exposure, is the EL insurer obliged (in the absence of specific provision for this situation in the corresponding reinsurance) to present any outwards claim in respect of that loss on a pro rata, time on risk basis for the purpose of calculating reinsurance recoveries, because the doctrine of good faith requires the claim to be presented on that basis? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0162 R (on the application of Z and another) (AP) (Appellants) v Hackney London Borough Council and another (Respondents) Whether the Second Respondent can lawfully restrict the provision of its social housing to members of the Orthodox Jewish community. Whether the First Respondent can lawfully maintain its housing nomination arrangements with the Second Respondent. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0231 R (on the application of Highbury Poultry Farm Produce Ltd) (Appellant) v Crown Prosecution Service (Respondent) Whether proof of an offence contrary to Regulation 30(1)(g) of the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 brought against a business operator as defined in Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing requires proof of mens rea and/or some culpable act or omission on the part of the business operator. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0068 Okpabi and others (Appellants) v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another (Respondents) Whether and in what circumstances the UK-domiciled parent company of a multi-national group of companies may owe a common law duty of care to individuals who allegedly suffer serious harm as a result of alleged systemic health, safety and environmental failings of one of its overseas subsidiaries as the operator of a joint venture operation. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0173 Shagang Shipping Company Ltd (in liquidation) (Appellant) v HNA Group Company Ltd (Respondent) (1) Whether the Judge made a finding that torture had not been proved on the balance of probabilities. Full case details
UKSC 2019/0150 Secretary of State for Health and others (Respondents) v Servier Laboratories Ltd and others (Appellants) To what extent, if at all, are factual findings made by the General Court of the European Union in the course of its judgment in Case T-691/14 Servier SAS v EU Commission annulling a competition infringement decision of the European Commission binding as res judicata on English courts in a follow-on private damages action brought by the Respondents against the Appellants? Full case details
UKSC 2020/0022 Sutherland (AP) (Appellant) v Her Majesty’s Advocate (Respondent) (Scotland) Are prosecutions based on the covert sting operations of "paedophile hunters" compatible with the right to private life and correspondence? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0036 Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in liquidation) (Appellant) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd (Respondent) Whether the court should grant an injunction to restrain a company in insolvent liquidation from referring a dispute with a cross-claiming creditor to adjudication. Whether an adjudicator has jurisdiction to decide such a dispute. Full case details
UKSC 2019/0094 The Advocate General representing the Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondent) v K E Entertainments Ltd (Appellant) (Scotland) (1) Whether the taxpayer (K E Entertainment Ltd)’s claim to a repayment of value added tax (VAT) fell within the scope of the Principal VAT Directive, Articles 73 and 90, together with (if necessary) VAT Regulation 38 (as the taxpayer contends) or within VAT Act section 80 and is therefore time-barred (as the Commissioners contend). Full case details
UKSC 2018/0187 Stoffel & Co (Appellant) v Grondona (Respondent) The issues for the Supreme Court are whether the Court of Appeal: a. Erred in overturning the finding of the trial judge that the sale of the property was a sham. b. Wrongly held that there was an intention to transfer legal title in the property and so wrongly overturned the judge’s finding of fact. c. Failed to analyse adequately, or at all, the relevance of the transfer of legal title in the property. d. Erred in its application of the Patel v Mirza guidelines. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0200 Ecila Henderson (A Protected Party, by her litigation friend, The Official Solicitor) (Appellant) v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust (Respondent) Where a claimant, during a serious psychotic episode, committed a criminal offence, which she would not have committed but for the defendant’s negligence, can she recover damages for the consequences of having committed the offence, including her subsequent loss of liberty? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0118 Mastercard Incorporated and others (Appellants) v Walter Hugh Merricks CBE (1) What is the legal test for certification of claims as eligible for inclusion in collective proceedings? (2) What is the correct approach to questions regarding the distribution of an aggregate award at the stage at which a party is applying for a Collective Proceedings Order ("CPO")? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0234 T W Logistics Ltd (Appellant) v Essex County Council & another (Respondents) How does the legislation prohibiting various activities on town or village greens interact with the registration regime, given the rule that the public’s activities on the land before registration may co-exist with those of the landowner, and must do after registration. Full case details
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
UKSC 2019/0046 BTI 2014 LLC (Appellant) v Sequana SA and others (Respondents) (1) Whether an otherwise lawful dividend may nevertheless in principle be a "transaction defrauding creditors" under section 423 Insolvency Act 1986. Full case details
UKSC 2019/0137 R (on the application of Maughan) (AP) (Appellant) v Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire (Respondent) Is the applicable standard of proof in inquest proceedings in the case of suicide the balance of probabilities (the civil standard) or beyond reasonable doubt (the criminal standard)? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0203 Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (Appellant) v London Clubs Management Ltd (Respondent) The correct approach as to determining the value of non-negotiable chips for the purpose of calculating gaming duty. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0161 Shannon (Appellant) v Rampersad and another (T/A Clifton House Residential Home) (Respondents) Whether home workers who are required to remain at home in their shift and/or residential care workers who ‘sleep in’ are entitled to the national minimum wage for time that is not spent actually performing some specific activity. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0160 Royal Mencap Society (Respondent) v Tomlinson-Blake (Appellant) Whether home workers who are required to remain at home in their shift and/or residential care workers who ‘sleep in’ are entitled to the national minimum wage for time that is not spent actually performing some specific activity. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0131 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (Respondent) v Kymab Ltd (Appellant) Kymab Ltd ("Kymab") alleges that the relevant patents are invalid for insufficiency because they did not enable the ordinary skilled person to work the claimed invention across the breadth of the claims. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0062 Peninsula Securities Ltd (Respondent) v Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Ltd (Appellant) (Northern Ireland) Whether the doctrine of restraint of trade applies to a restrictive covenant in a lease granted by the respondent’s predecessor in title to the appellant Full case details
UKSC 2018/0156 Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd and others (Respondents) v MasterCard Incorporated and others (Appellants) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in law – (1) in finding that the multilateral interchange fees at issue amount to a restriction of competition in the acquiring market contrary to Article 101(1) TFEU; Full case details
UKSC 2018/0154 Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd (Respondent) v Visa Europe Services LLC and others (Appellants) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in law – (1) in finding that the multilateral interchange fees at issue amount to a restriction of competition in the acquiring market contrary to Article 101(1) TFEU; Full case details
UKSC 2018/0150 Lehtimaki and others (Respondents) v Cooper (Appellant) Does the court have jurisdiction to direct members of a charitable company on how to exercise their powers absent a breach of fiduciary duty? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0194 R (on the application of Pathan) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) Is notice to an applicant of revocation of a sponsor's licence in respect of his or her Tier 2 (General) Migrant application required as a matter of procedural fairness? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0114 Villiers (Appellant) v Villiers (Respondent) Do the courts of England and Wales have the power to stay an application for maintenance pursuant to section 27 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 on the grounds of forum non conveniens when divorce proceedings are taking place in Scotland? Are divorce proceedings and maintenance proceedings ‘related actions' for the purposes of Article 13 of the Maintenance Regulation 2011? Is Schedule 6 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Maintenance) Regulations 2011 ultra vires section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972? Full case details
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
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
UKSC 2018/0075 R v Hilton (Respondent) (Northern Ireland) (1) Where property is held by the defendant and another person, in what circumstances is the court making a confiscation order required by section 160A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, in determining the available amount, to give that other person a reasonable opportunity to make representations to it at the time the order is made? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0134 In the matter of XY (AP) (Appellant) (Scotland) Do the provisions of the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 ("the Act") violate Articles 6 and 8 of the ECHR such that they are not law for the purposes of section 29 of the Scotland Act 1998? Should a declaration of incompatibility be made in respect of these provisions? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0063 ABC (AP) (Appellant) v Principal Reporter and another (Respondents) (Scotland) Should a declaration of incompatibility be made in respect of section 81(3) of the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011? Alternatively, does section 81(3) need to be read down so as to enable a sibling to become a deemed relevant person? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0100 Halliburton Company (Appellant) v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (Formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd) (Respondent) When should an arbitrator make disclosure of circumstances which may give rise to justifiable doubts as to his impartiality? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0208 Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (Respondent) v Parry and others (Appellants) This appeal is principally about whether the pension scheme transfer by the late Mrs Staveley, and her omission to take income benefits which were then payable, constituted, or are to be treated as constituting, for the purposes of the Inheritance Tax 1984 ("IHTA 1984") a "disposition" which is a "transfer of value" in favour of her sons, who were to be the beneficiaries of the death benefit. The relevant statutory provisions are section 3(1) IHTA 1984, read with section 10(1), and section 3(3) IHTA 1984. Full case details
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
UKSC 2019/0042 ZTE Corporation and another (Appellants) v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL (Respondent) (1) Is it appropriate for an English court to enforce FRAND terms by reference to a global portfolio of SEPs? Full case details
UKSC 2019/0041 Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and another (Appellants) v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL (Respondent) (1) Is it appropriate for an English court to enforce FRAND terms by reference to a global portfolio of SEPs? Full case details
UKSC 2018/0214 Unwired Planet International Ltd and another (Respondents) v Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd and another (Appellants) (1) Is it appropriate for an English court to enforce FRAND terms by reference to a global portfolio of SEPs? Full case details
UKSC 2016/0229 Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation & Others (Respondents) v Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Appellant) (2) (1) The compatibility of United Kingdom corporate taxation with certain principles of EU law and the liabilities of the Revenue to a taxpayer who has overpaid tax on the basis of incompatible United Kingdom legislation. Full case details
UKSC 2016/0228 Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation & Others (Respondents) v Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Appellant) (1) (1) The compatibility of United Kingdom corporate taxation with certain principles of EU law and the liabilities of the Revenue to a taxpayer who has overpaid tax on the basis of incompatible United Kingdom legislation. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0178 Sevilleja (Respondent) v Marex Financial Ltd (Appellant) Whether the rule against reflective loss bars creditors of a company from claiming directly against a third party for asset-stripping the company. Full case details
UKSC 2018/0090 Computer Associates (UK) Ltd (Respondent) v The Software Incubator Ltd (Appellant) Computer Associates (UK) Ltd (Respondent) v The Software Incubator Ltd (Appellant) Full case details

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