Case archive



Woman denied social housing because she was not an Orthodox Jew fails in Supreme Court appeal

A woman who was unable to obtain social housing because she was not a member of the Orthodox Jewish community has failed in her appeal to the Supreme Court, made on the basis she suffered unlawful direct discrimination on grounds of race or religion or ethnic origin.

UK Supreme Court 19 October 2020

UK Supreme Court dismisses telecoms patent infringement appeal by Huawei

A patent infringement appeal brought against the UK branch of the telecommunications company Huawei has been dismissed by the UK Supreme Court after the company challenged the decision by the English Court of Appeal to uphold the trial judge’s order.

UK Supreme Court 3 September 2020

Supreme Court: Man convicted of sexual crimes after being caught by 'paedophile hunters' fails in human rights appeal

A man who sent an adult posing as a 13-year-old boy a sexual image and arranged to meet him and who was thereafter convicted of sexual offences has had his human rights appeal to the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed.

UK Supreme Court 15 July 2020

Bingo club operator’s tax appeal to Supreme Court dismissed

A bingo club operator’s tax appeal to the Supreme Court has been unanimously dismissed.

UK Supreme Court 24 June 2020

Supreme Court: Barclays Bank not vicariously liable for doctor’s alleged sexual assaults

The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by Barclays Bank and held that they were not vicariously liable for any sexual assaults committed by a doctor who performed medical examinations on their behalf.

UK Supreme Court 3 April 2020

Pakistani man trafficked at behest of step-grandmother prevails in Supreme Court appeal

A Pakistani man who was trafficked to the UK at the behest of his step-grandmother and whose case to remain in the UK was rejected by the inferior courts has prevailed in an appeal to the Supreme Court.

UK Supreme Court 19 March 2020

UK Supreme Court: NI Attorney General’s application to refer 'devolution issue' refused

The Supreme Court has refused to accept an application from the Attorney General for Northern Ireland to refer what he said was a “devolution issue” under the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

UK Supreme Court 5 February 2020

Part-time judges prevail in pension case at Supreme Court

Four part-time judges have succeeded against the Ministry of Justice in an appeal to the Supreme Court over their rights to a pension.

UK Supreme Court 18 December 2019

Courts can devise remedy to protect good faith purchaser in gratuitous alienations

Courts can, in appropriate cases, devise a remedy to protect the good faith purchaser in a gratuitous alienation, the Supreme Court has concluded in a case that turned on the meaning of “adequate consideration” in the Insolvency Act 1986 and which has been remitted to the Inner House of the Court of Session.

UK Supreme Court 4 December 2019

Man living with severely disabled partner wins Supreme Court case against paying 'bedroom tax'

A man living with his severely disabled partner in a two-bedroom council house should receive full housing benefit because applying the so-called "bedroom tax" breaches his human rights, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.

UK Supreme Court 14 November 2019

Supreme Court partially allows appeal of Liberian woman charged with torture offences

The Supreme Court has remitted the case of a Liberian woman who challenged various counts of torture made against her by reference to the interpretation of the term “person acting in an official capacity”.

UK Supreme Court 13 November 2019

District judge deemed 'worker' for purposes of whistleblower legislation

A district judge who raised concerns about budget cuts qualifies as a worker for the purposes of legislation protecting whistleblowers, justices in the Supreme Court have ruled.

UK Supreme Court 17 October 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson unlawfully prorogued Parliament, full bench of Supreme Court rules in historic judgment

Prime Minister Boris Johnson unlawfully prorogued Parliament, a full bench of the UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in a historic judgment.

UK Supreme Court 24 September 2019

UK Supreme Court dismisses HMRC appeal on VAT repayment for EU farm subsidy purchase

A Scottish farming business is entitled to repayment of VAT paid in purchasing entitlements to an EU farm subsidy, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.

UK Supreme Court 29 July 2019

Work and Pensions Secretary prevails in PIP appeal at Supreme Court

An appeal by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions over a detail of a personal independence payment (PIP) claim has succeeded as justices in the Supreme Court overturned a judgment of the Inner House of the Court of Session.

UK Supreme Court 18 July 2019