This Week in the Supreme Court – w/c 24th July 2023 – UKSCBlog

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

On Wednesday 26th July the Court will hand-down judgment in R (on the application of PACCAR Inc and others) v Competition Appeal Tribunal and others [2023] UKSC 28. The Court will determine the following issue: Are litigation funding agreements (“LFAs”) pursuant to which the funder is entitled to recover a percentage of any damages recovered “damages-based agreements” (“DBAs”) within the meaning of the legislation which regulates such agreements?

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding: (As of 28/07/23)

  • East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust v Flowers and Ors, heard 22nd June 2021
  • Canada Square Operations Ltd v Potter, heard 14th June 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
  • Lifestyle Equities CV and another v Ahmed and anotherheard 20th 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
  • R (on the application of Palmer) v Northern Derbyshire Magistrates Court and anotherheard 8th March 2023
  • Secretary of State for Transport v Curzon Park Ltd and others, heard 19th April 2023
  • Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v Central Arbitration Committee and anotherheard 25th April 2023
  • R (on the application of Worcestershire County Council) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Careheard 27th April 2023
  • R (on the application of Imam) v London Borough of Croydonheard 3rd May 2023
  • Polmear and another v Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, heard 15th May 2023.
  • R (on the application of Afzal) v Secretary of State for the Home Departmentheard 7th June 2023.
  • Herculito Maritime Ltd and others v Gunvor International BV and others, heard 14th June 2023.
  • Zubaydah v Foreign and Commonwealth Office and others, heard 14th June 2023.
  • TUI Ltd v Griffiths, heard 21st June 2023.
  • R (on the application of Finch on behalf of the Weald Action Group) v Surrey County Council and others, heard 21st June 2023.
  • Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v Professional Game Match Officials Ltdheard 26th June 2023.
  • SkyKick UK Ltd and another v Sky Ltd and others, heard 28th June 2023.
  • Skatteforvaltningen (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) v Solo Capital Partners LLP (in special administration) and othersheard 5th July 2023.
  • Target Group Ltd v Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customsheard 12th July 2023.
  • Byers and others v Saudi National Bankheard 12th July 2023.
  • Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v Fisher and another, heard 19th-20th July 2023.


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