This week in the UKSC – w/c 25th April 2022

This Week in the Supreme Court – w/c 25th April 2022

Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.

On Wednesday 27th April, the Court will hand down two judgments at 09:45 in Courtroom One.

The first is Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme Trustees Ltd and will consider the UK tax treatment of “manufactured overseas dividends”. The citation will be [2022] UKSC 10 and the judgment being appealed is [2019] EWCA Civ 1610.
The second judgment being handed down is R (on the application of Coughlan) v Minister for the Cabinet Office [2022] UKSC 11, on appeal from [2020] EWCA 723. The Court will consider whether the voter identification pilot schemes that were implemented in the May 2019 local government elections were unlawful.

On Thursday 28th April 2022, the Court will hear the case of Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd and another (Scotland). The question the Court is asked to consider is 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? This is on appeal from [2021] CSIH 6.

From Thursday 28th to Friday 29th April, the Court will hear an assessment of costs hearing in R (on the application of Haworth) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2021] UKSC 25.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding: (As of 27/4/22)

The Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc v Ukraine (Represented by the Minister of Finance of Ukraine acting upon the instructions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine) Nos. 2 and 3, heard 9-12 December 2019
BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA and Ors, heard 4 May 2021
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust v Flowers and Ors, heard 22 June 2021
Basfar v Wong, heard 13th-14th October
Secretary of State for the Home Department v SC (Jamaica), heard 19th October
Harpur Trust v Brazel, heard 9th November 2021
Guest and another v Guest heard 3rd December 2021
Fearn and others v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery heard 7th December 2021
Stanford International Bank Ltd (in liquidation) v HSBC Bank PLC, heard 19th January 2022
Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v NCL Investments Ltd and another, heard 25th January 2022
R v Maughan, heard 27th January 2022
Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd v Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd, Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd v Ashloch Ltd and another and On Tower UK Ltd (formerly known as Arqiva Services Ltd) v AP Wireless II (UK) Ltd, heard 1st February 2022
DCM (Optical Holdings) Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Scotland), heard 8th February 2022
Competition and Markets Authority v Pfizer Inc and Flynn Pharma Ltd, heard 22nd February 2022
Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd and another (Scotland), heard 28th April 2022

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