Case archive



Supreme Court rules sale and leaseback of Aberdeenshire care home did not trigger VAT exemption claw-back

The Supreme Court has held that the sale and leaseback of an Aberdeenshire care home did not dispose of the seller’s entire interest in the property for the purposes of VAT legislation.

UK Supreme Court 1 April 2021

Supreme Court holds Asda warehouse workers can be valid equal pay comparator for shop workers 

The UK Supreme Court has determined that the predominantly female retail employees of a major supermarket are able to use the employment contracts of predominantly male depot employees as a valid comparison in their equal pay claim. 

UK Supreme Court 29 March 2021

Supreme Court: Shamima Begum cannot return to UK

Shamima Begum, the woman who travelled to Syria as a child and aligned herself with ISIS, has failed in all her appeals to the Supreme Court and cannot return to the UK to argue her citizenship case.

UK Supreme Court 26 February 2021

UK Supreme Court rules business interruption insurance policies must pay out after Covid-19 losses

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that business interruption losses resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic are recoverable under a variety of insurance policies after appeals by both the Financial Conduct Authority and various insurance companies.

UK Supreme Court 20 January 2021

Supreme Court allows appeal by migrant worker not informed of visa sponsor’s licence revocation

A non-EU migrant worker who had his visa application refused after the Home Office revoked his employer’s sponsor licence and did not inform him has successfully appealed the decision of the Upper Tribunal to refuse his petition for judicial review of the decision.

UK Supreme Court 26 October 2020

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