This Week in the Supreme Court – w/c 20th March 2023 – UKSCBlog

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

On Wednesday 22nd march the Court will hand-down judgment in Moulsdale t/a Moulsdale Properties v Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Scotland) [2023] UKSC 12. The judgment will determine whether the taxpayer’s sale of certain property to an unconnected purchaser was a supply exempt from value added tax under Schedule 10 to the VAT Act 1994. The hand-down will take place at 9:45am in Courtroom 1.

On Thursday 23rd march the Court will hear the case of R (on the application of Officer W80) v Director General of the Independent Office for Police Conduct and otherson appeal from [2020] EWCA Civ 1301. The Court will consider whether, in the context of police misconduct proceedings, is it open to a reasonable disciplinary panel to make a finding of misconduct if an officer’s honest, but mistaken, belief that his life was threatened was found to be unreasonable. The hearing will begin at 11:00am in Courtroom 1.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding: (As of 24/03/23)

  • East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust v Flowers and Ors, heard 22 June 2021
  • Canada Square Operations Ltd v Potter, heard 14th June 2022
  • Unger and another (in substitution for Hasan) v Ul-Hasan (deceased) and anotherheard 20th October 2022
  • Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another v Agnew and others (Northern Ireland), heard 14th-15th December 2022
  • Smith and another v Royal Bank of Scotland, heard 12th January 2023
  • Republic of Mozambique (acting through its Attorney General) v Privinvest Shipbuilding SAL (Holding) and othersheard 24-25th January 2023
  • Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v BXBheard 13th February 2023
  • R (PACCAR Inc and others) v Competition Appeal Tribunal and othersheard 16th February 2023.
  • Lifestyle Equities CV and another v Ahmed and anotherheard 20th February 2023
  • Morgan and others v Ministry of Justice (Northern Ireland), heard 22nd February 2023
  • JTI POLSKA Sp. Zoo and others v Jakubowski and othersheard 28th February 2023
  • Thaler v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, heard 2nd March 2023
  • The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v United Utilites Water Ltd No 2heard 6th March 2023
  • London Borough of Merton Council v Nuffield Health Ltdheard 7th March 2023
  • R (on the application of Palmer) v Northern Derbyshire Magistrates Court and anotherheard 8th March 2023
  • R (on the application of Toraane and another) v Secretary of State for the Home Departmentheard 9th March 2023
  • R (on the application of Officer W80) v Director General of the Independent Office for Police Conduct and others, heard 13th March 2023


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