Case archive



Supreme Court makes declaration of incompatibility between widowed parent's allowance and ECHR

The requirement that a claimant of widowed parent’s allowance must have been married to or hav ...

UK Supreme Court — 30 August 2018

Supreme Court: Legal permission no longer required to end care for patients in vegetative state

Legal permission will not be required to end care for patients who are in a long-term vegetative sta ...

UK Supreme Court — 30 July 2018

HMRC succeeds in VAT appeal to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed an appeal by HMRC in a case in which it refused a company& ...

UK Supreme Court — 11 July 2018

Supreme Court clarifies use of closed material procedure

The Supreme Court has clarified the use of closed material procedure under section 6 of the Justice ...

UK Supreme Court — 4 July 2018

Heterosexual couple succeed in civil partnership appeal as Supreme Court makes declaration of incompatibility

A different-sex couple who object to marriage on the basis they believe it is patriarchal and who so ...

UK Supreme Court — 27 June 2018

Man's 'worker' status recognised as Pimlico Plumbers fails in Supreme Court appeal

A plumbing business has had its appeal against a decision of an employment tribunal unanimously dism ...

UK Supreme Court — 13 June 2018

Supreme Court: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission does not have standing in abortion proceedings

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has lost an appeal to the UK Sup ...

UK Supreme Court — 7 June 2018

Newspapers fail in order for costs appeals following libel and phone hacking cases

Newspapers that challenged orders for costs made following trial have had their appeals unanimously ...

UK Supreme Court — 12 April 2017

Rapist whose application for judicial review of SCCRC decision not to refer case in wake of Cadder was refused has appeal unanimously dismissed by Supreme Court

A rapist who was not given the option of legal advice when interviewed by the police and whose appli ...

UK Supreme Court — 22 March 2017

General Pharmaceutical Council's appeal and pharmacist's cross-appeal against Extra Division unanimously allowed by Supreme Court

An appeal against an Opinion of an Extra Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session that a ...

UK Supreme Court — 14 December 2016

Murderer's appeal that jury be directed on definition of 'substantial' in Homicide Act unanimously dismissed

A murderer who sought reduction of his conviction to manslaughter on the basis the statutory test fo ...

UK Supreme Court — 30 November 2016

Article 8: Iraqi national’s appeal against Court of Appeal decision to remit appeal to Upper Tribunal dismissed

An Iraqi national facing deportation who appealed against a decision of the Court of Appeal to remit ...

UK Supreme Court — 17 November 2016

Tunisian criminal's article 8 appeal against deportation dismissed

A Tunisian man has had his article 8 appeal against a deportation order unanimously dismissed by jud ...

UK Supreme Court — 16 November 2016

Mixed results for ‘bedroom tax’ challenge at Supreme Court

Social housing sector tenants who challenged the so called “bedroom tax” have received a mixed o ...

UK Supreme Court — 9 November 2016

Supreme Court refers question on marriage status of transgender persons to Luxembourg

The Supreme Court has referred the question of whether a Directive on equal gender treatment as re ...

UK Supreme Court — 10 August 2016