The Supreme CourtFrom 1st October 2009, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom assumed jurisdiction on points of law for all civil law cases in the UK and all criminal cases in England and Wales and Northern Ireland.

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2015 Case Names and Decisions…

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23/12/15
JS Bloor (Wilmslow) Ltd v Homes and Communities Agency [2015] EWCA Civ 540; [2015] CN 878 – Given
Littlewoods Retail Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2015] EWCA Civ 515; [2015] 3 WLR 1748 – Given
R (A) v Secretary of State for Health (Alliance for Choice intervening) [2015] EWCA Civ 771; [2016] 1 WLR 331 – Given
R (Iqbal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 838; [2015] WLR (D) 351 – Given
Taurus Petroleum Ltd v State Oil Marketing Co of the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq [2015] EWCA Civ 835; [2015] CN 1331 – Given
Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2015] EWCA Civ 832; [2015] CN 1332 – Given
Credit & Mercantile Ltd v Kaymuu Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 655; [2015] CN 1144 – Refused
Dowling v Bennett Griffin [2015] EWCA Civ 1545 – Refused
EV (Phillippines) v Secretary of State for Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 874; [2014] CN 1146 – Refused
In re RS’s Application for Judicial Review [2015] NICA 30 – Refused
Mian v Coventry University [2014] EWCA Civ 1275; [2014] CN 1677 – Refused
Minshall v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2015] EWCA Civ 741 – Refused
R (St Matthews (West) Ltd) v HM Treasury [2015] EWCA Civ 648; [2015] STC 2272 – Refused
R (Tesco Stores Ltd) v Forest of Dean District Council [2015] EWCA Civ 800; [2015] CN 1299 – Refused
Schumann v Veale Wasbrough [2015] EWCA Civ 441; [2015] CN 776 – Refused
Secretary of State for Defence v Nicholas [2015] EWCA Civ 53; [2015] 1 WLR 2116 – Refused
Teva UK Ltd v Leo Pharma A/S (Leo Laboratories Ltd intervening) [2015] EWCA Civ 779; [2015] CN 1375 – Refused

17/12/15
O’Leary v HM Advocate [2014] HCJAC 45 – Refused

14/12/15
Dransfield v Information Comr [2015] EWCA Civ 454; [2015] 1 WLR 5316 – Refused
R (Mehmood) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 744; [2015] WLR (D) 303 – Refused
Tunnel Tech Ltd v Reeves [2015] EWCA Civ 718; [2015] PTSR 1490 – Refused

9/12/15
In re Loughlin’s Application for Judicial Review [2015] NIQB 33 – Given

8/12/15
R (Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWCA Civ 328; [2015] 1 WLR 3781 – Given
Swynson Ltd v Lowick Rose LLP (formerly Hurst Morrison LLP) [2015] EWCA Civ 629; [2015] WLR (D) 278 – Given
McGartland v Attorney General [2015] EWCA Civ 686; [2015] CN 1226 – Refused
Prest v Prest (No 2) [2015] EWCA Civ 714; [2015] WLR (D) 295 – Refused
R (Delezuch) v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police [2014] EWCA Civ 1635; [2014] WLR (D) 560 – Refused
R (Sarkandi) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2015] EWCA Civ 687 – Refused
Renaissance Capital Ltd v African Minerals Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 448; [2015] CN 828 – Refused
Trustees of the BT Pension Scheme v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2014] EWCA Civ 23; [2014] STC 1156; [2014] CN 19 – Refused
Trustees of the BT Pension Scheme v Revenue and Customs Comrs (No 2) [2015] EWCA Civ 713; [2015] STC 66; [2015] CN 1224 – Refused
Webster v Lord Chancellor [2015] EWCA Civ 742; [2015] 3 WLR 1909 – Refused

7/12/15
R v Guraj [2015] EWCA Crim 305; [2015] 1 WLR 4149 – Given
In re Charterhouse Capital Ltd; Arbuthnott v Bonnyman [2015] EWCA Civ 536; [2015] CN 868 – Refused
Charity Commission for Northern Ireland v Bangor Provident Trust Ltd [2015] NICA 21 – Refused
Kahiga v Barnet London Borough Council [2015] EWCA Civ 857 – Refused
Wood v Waddington [2015] EWCA Civ 538; [2015] CN 887 – Refused

2/12/15
In re F (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1022 – Refused

27/11/15
MT Højgaard A/S v E ON Climate & Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Ltd (No 2) [2015] EWCA Civ 407; [2015] CN 728 – Given

17/11/15
In re Chen’s Application for Judicial Review [2015] NICA 2 – Refused

10/11/15
Harkins v Government of the United States of America [2015] EWHC 2336 (Admin) – Refused

9/11/15
R (B) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Given
Alpha Rocks Solicitors v Alade [2015] EWCA Civ 685; [2015] 1 WLR 4534 – Refused
R (Detention Action) v First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) [2015] EWCA Civ 840; [2015] WLR (D) 352 – Refused

3/11/15
In re B (A Child) (Reunite International Child Abduction Centre intervening) [2015] EWCA Civ 886; [2015] WLR (D) 364 – Given
Essop v Home Office (UK Border Agency) [2015] EWCA Civ 609; [2015] ICR 1063 – Given
In re Lehman Bros International (Europe) (in administration) (No 4) [2015] EWCA Civ 485; [2015] 3 WLR 1205 – Given
Keefe v Mapfre Mutualidad Cia De Seguros Y Reaseguros SA [2015] EWCA Civ 598; [2015] WLR (D) 265 – Given
Macris v Financial Conduct Authority [2015] EWCA Civ 490; [2015] Bus LR 1141 – Given
R (Agyarko) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 440; [2015] WLR (D) 205 – Given
R (Larkfleet Homes Ltd) v Rutland County Council [2015] EWCA Civ 597; [2015] PTSR 1369 – Refused
SS (Congo) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 387; [2015] WLR (D) 199 – Given
Curran v Collins [2015] EWCA Civ 404; [2015] CN 725 – Refused
R (BA (Ethiopia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 1469; [2014] CN 1959 – Refused
SK (India) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 13 – Refused
Secretary of State for the Home Department v Dumliauskas [2015] EWCA Civ 145; [2015] CN 424 – Refused
Unite the Union v Liverpool Victoria Banking Services [2015] EWCA Civ 285; [2015] CN 555 – Refused
Zenati v Comr of Police of the Metropolis [2015] EWCA Civ 80; [2015] QB 758; [2015] 2 WLR 1563 – Refused

2/11/15
AI (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 169; [2015] CN 406 – Refused
Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v Attorney General for Gibraltar [2015] EWCA Civ 712; [2015] CN 1204 – Refused

26/10/15
Willers v Gubay [2015] EWHC 1315 (Ch); [2015] CN 817 – Given

8/10/15
Merton London Borough Council v B (Central Authority of the Republic of Latvia, intervening) [2015] EWCA Civ 888; [2015] WLR (D) 365 – Refused

30/7/15
AE (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 653; [2014] CN 946 – Refused
GS (India) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 40; [2015] 1 WLR 3312 – Refused
R v Doran [2015] EWCA Crim 384; [2015] WLR (D) 129 – Refused
R (Islam) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 312; [2015] CN 572 – Refused

28/7/15
AMT Futures Ltd v Marzillier, Dr Meier & Dr Gunter Rechtanswaltsgesellschaft mbH [2015] EWCA Civ 143; [2015] QB 699; [2015] 3 WLR 282 – Given
HA (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA 1304 – Given
Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co plc [2015] EWCA Civ 327; [2015] CN 599 – Given
Makhlouf v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] NICA 86 – Given
R v Mitchell, NICA – Given
Secretary of State for the Home Department v TH (Bangladesh) [2015] EWCA Civ 250; [2015] CN 554 – Given
Erste Group Bank AG London Branch v JSC “VMZ Red October” [2015] EWCA Civ 379; [2015] CN 654 – Refused
Financial Conduct Authority v Capital Alternatives Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 284; [2015] Bus LR 767 – Refused
Leach v Office of Communications [2012] EWCA Civ 959; [2012] ICR 1269 – Refused
McCracken v Smith [2015] EWCA Civ 380; [2015] WLR (D) 183 – Refused
Moreno v Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2015] EWHC 1002 (QB); [2015] WLR (D) 177 – Given
In re P (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 170; [2015] CN 522 – Refused
Cia Sud Americana de Vapores SA v Hin-Pro International Logistics Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 401; [2015] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 1 – Refused
Smith v Carillion (JM) Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 209; [2015] CN 529 – Refused

27/7/15
Société Coopérative de Production SeaFrance SA v Competition and Markets Authority [2015] EWCA Civ 768; [2015] CN 1288 – Given
Najim v Enfield London Borough Council [2015] EWCA Civ 319; [2015] CN 425 – Refused

23/7/15
Edwards v Kumarasamy [2015] EWCA Civ 20; [2015] Ch 484; [2015] 2 WLR 1408 – Given
Vidal-Hall v Google Inc [2015] EWCA Civ 311; [2015] 3 WLR 409 – Given
Deutsche Bank AG London Branch v Petromena ASA [2015] EWCA Civ 226; [2015] 1 WLR 4225 – Refused
Stobart Group Ltd v Elliott [2015] EWCA Civ 449; [2015] CN 799 – Refused
ITV plc v Pensions Regulator [2015] EWCA Civ 228; [2015] WLR (D) 139 – Refused
Maier v Asos plc [2015] EWCA Civ 220; [2015] CN 608 – Refused
R (Foster) v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWCA Civ 281; [2015] CN 576 – Refused
R (Savage) v Mansfield District Council [2015] EWCA Civ 4; [2015] CN 74 – Refused
Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Actavis Group PTC EHF [2015] EWCA Civ 556 – Refused

22/7/15
Lawson Builders Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWCA Civ 122; [2015] PTSR 1324 – Refused

16/7/15
Smyth v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWCA Civ 174 [2015] CN 472 – Refused

14/7/15
SJ & J Monk v Newbigin [2015] EWCA Civ 78; [2015] 1 WLR 4817 – Given

13/7/15
Integral Petroleum SA v SCU-Finanz AG [2015] EWCA Civ 144; [2015] Bus LR 640 – Refused
Krebs v NHS Commissioning Board (No 2) [2014] EWCA Civ 1540; [2014] CN 2114 – Refused
R v Thompson [2015] EWCA Crim 606 – Refused
R (Smith) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2015] EWCA Civ 229; [2015] CN 534 – Refused
Ryanair Holdings plc v Competition and Markets Authority [2015] EWCA Civ 83; [2015] CN 274 – Refused

9/7/15
In re M (Children) (Abduction: Child’s Objections) [2015] EWCA Civ 26; [2015] 3 WLR 803 – Refused

7/7/15
Investment Trust Companies v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2015] EWCA Civ 82; [2015] WLR (D) 73 – Given
Paulley v FirstGroup plc [2014] EWCA Civ 1573; [2015] 1 WLR 3384 – Given
R (Ingenious Media Holdings plc) v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2015] EWCA Civ 173; [2015] 1 WLR 3183 – Given
Allard v Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Constabulary [2015] EWCA Civ 42; [2015] ICR 875 – Refused
Challinor v Juliet Bellis & Co [2015] EWCA Civ 59; [2015] WLR (D) 57 – Refused
Gilks v Hodgson [2015] EWCA Civ 5; [2015] EWCA Civ 87 – Refused
Hough v Greathall Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 23; [2015] 3 WLR 587 – Refused
Johnston v Department of Regional Development, NICA – Refused
R (Bright) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] EWCA Civ 1628; [2015] 1 WLR 723 – Refused R (FI) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Serco intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 1272; [2014] WLR (D) 419 – Refused

25/6/15
No Adastral New Town Ltd v Suffolk Coastal District Council [2015] EWCA Civ 88; [2015] CN 316 – Refused

16/6/15
R v Martin and Ryan [2014] NICA 72 – Refused

4/6/15
Rahmatullah v Ministry of Defence [2014] EWHC 3846 (QB); [2014] CN 2104 – Given

3/6/15
Mussellwhite v Youssefi [2014] EWCA Civ 885; [2014] CN 1171 – Refused

29/5/15
Amoena (UK) Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2015] EWCA Civ 25; [2015] CN 165, CA – Given
R (Yam) v Central Criminal Court [2014] EWHC 3558 (Admin); [2014] CN 1877, DC – Given
Fonecomp Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2015] EWCA Civ 39; [2015] CN 199, CA – Refused
R (Geller) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 45; [2015] CN 265, CA – Refused
Rashid v Sharif [2014] EWCA Civ 377, CA – Refused
Revenue and Customs Comrs v Changtel Solutions UK Ltd (formerly ENTA Technologies Ltd) [2015] EWCA Civ 29; [2015] WLR (D) 33, CA – Refused

21/5/15
Robson v HM Advocate [2014] HCJAC 53 – Refused
Thevarajah v Riordan [2015] EWCA Civ 41; [2015] WLR (D) 54, CA – Refused

20/5/15
Gard Marine and Energy Ltd v China National Chartering Co Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 16; [2015] CN 121, CA – Given
Impact Funding Solutions Ltd v Barrington Support Services Ltd (formerly Lawyers at Work Ltd) [2015] EWCA Civ 31; [2015] CN 185, CA – Given
In re H (Children) (Reunite International Child Abduction Centre intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 1101; [2015] 1 WLR 863, CA – Refused
In re M (Children) – Refused
Khalid v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 74; [2015] WLR (D) 66, CA – Refused

19/5/15
Goluchowski v District Court in Elblag, Poland [2015] EWHC 332 (Admin) – Given
Regional Court in Tarnow, Poland v Wojciechowski [2014] EWHC 4162 (Admin), DC – Given
R (MM (Lebanon)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 985; [2015] 1 WLR 1073, CA – Given
R (Sas) v Circuit Court in Zielona Gora, Poland [2015] EWHC 74 (Admin) – Given

18/5/15
In re Rea’s Application for Judicial Review [2015] NICA 8 – Refused
R v McConville [2014] NICA 41 – Refused
R v Wootton [2014] NICA 14 – Refused
R (Panesar) v Central Criminal Court [2014] EWHC 2821 (Admin); [2015] 1 WLR 2577, DC – Refused

13/5/15
No Adastral New Town Ltd v Suffolk Coastal District Council [2015] EWCA Civ 88; [2015] CN 316, CA – Refused

12/5/15
R (Robson) v Salford City Council [2015] EWCA Civ 6; [2015] CN 100, CA – Refused

5/5/15
In re BP’s Application for Judicial Review [2015] NICA 20 – Refused

16/4/15
In re A (A Child) (Financial Provision) [2014] EWCA Civ 1577; [2014] WLR (D) 529, CA – Refused

31/3/15
Akers v Samba Financial Group [2014] EWCA Civ 1516; [2014] WLR (D) 521, CA – Given
MP (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 829; [2014] WLR (D) 268, CA – Given
AA (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 1741, CA – Refused
Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Inc v British Telecommunications plc [2014] EWCA Civ 1462; [2014] CN 2019, CA – Refused
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) (British Pregnancy Advisory Service and others intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 1554; [2015] 2 WLR 463; [2015] 1 Cr App R 246, CA – Refused
Huzrat v Hounslow London Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1865, CA – Refused
Jarden Consumer Solutions (Europe) Ltd v SEB SA [2014] EWCA Civ 1629; [2014] CN 2215, CA – Refused
MF (Venezuela) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 829; [2014] WLR (D) 268, CA – Refused
MI (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 826; [2014] CN 1089, CA – Refused
Mitchell v Watkinson [2014] EWCA Civ 1472, CA – Refused
R v Decieco, CA – Refused
R (Colefax) v First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) [2014] EWCA Civ 945; [2015] 1 WLR 35; [2015] 1 All 523, CA – Refused
R (Edgehill) v Director of Legal Aid Casework [2014] EWCA Civ 1622; [2014] WLR (D) 547, CA – Refused
Vocalspruce Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2014] EWCA Civ 1302; [2014] CN 1935, CA – Refused

30/3/15
Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 957; [2014] CN 1267, CA – Refused
R (RN (Sri Lanka)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 938; [2014] CN 1233, CA – Refused

27/3/15
Hodges v Aegis Defence Services (BVI) Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1449; [2014] CN 1960, CA – Refused
Hubbard v Bank of Scotland Plc (t/a Birmingham Midshires) [2014] EWCA Civ 648, CA – Refused
Tigris International NV v China Southern Airlines Co Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1649; [2014] CN 2218, CA – Refused
Zarbafi v Zarbafi [2014] EWCA Civ 1267; [2014] 1 WLR 4122, CA – Refused

18/3/15
Conway v Sunday Newspapers Ltd (trading as The Sunday World) [2014] NICA 58 – Refused

17/3/15
R (Oldfield) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWCA Civ 1446; [2014] CN 1945, CA – Refused

16/3/15
Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG [2014] EWCA Civ 1349; [2015] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 32; [2014] WLR (D) 433, CA – Given

25/2/15
R v Jogee [2013] EWCA Crim 1433, CA – Given
Halawi v WDFG UK Ltd (trading as World Duty Free) [2014] EWCA Civ 1387; [2014] CN 1831, CA – Refused
Khan v Royal Mail Group Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1082; [2014] CN 1496, CA – Refused
Obrey v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2013] EWCA Civ 1584; [2013] CN 1868, CA – Refused
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council v Armour [2014] EWCA Civ 231; [2014] CN 444, CA – Refused
Standard Chartered Bank v Dorchester LNG (2) Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1382; [2015] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 97; [2014] WLR (D) 440, CA – Refused

24/2/15
Knauer v Ministry of Justice [2014] EWHC 2553 (QB); [2014] CN 1627 – Given
R v Docherty (Shaun) [2014] EWCA Crim 1197; [2014] CN 1111, CA – Given
R (Lee-Hirons) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] EWCA Civ 553; [2015] 2 WLR 256, CA – Given
Austin v Miller Argent (South Wales) Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1012; [2015] 1 WLR 62, CA – Refused
Recall Support Services Ltd v Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport [2014] EWCA Civ 1370; [2014] WLR (D) 462, CA – Refused
Walsham Chalet Park Ltd (trading as a Dream Lodge Group) v Tallington Lakes Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1607 – Refused
Young v Thompson [2014] MOR 9340 – Refused

23/2/15
MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2014] EWCA Civ 1112; [2014] ICR 1129, CA – Given
Ioannou v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWCA Civ 1432; [2014] CN 1873, CA – Refused
R v Okedare (No 2) [2014] EWCA Crim 1173; [2014] 1 WLR 4088, CA – Refused

18/2/15
In re DB’s Application for Judicial Review [2014] NICA 56 – Given
PNM v Times Newspapers Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1132; [2015] 1 Cr App R 1; [2014] WLR (D) 371, CA – Given
R (Tigere) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2014] EWCA Civ 1216; [2014] HRLR 26, CA – Given
Ewing v Times Newspapers Ltd [2013] NICA 74 – Refused
R (Akpinar) v Upper Tribunal [2014] EWCA Civ 937; [2015] 1 WLR 466, CA – Refused

16/2/15
Airtours Holidays Transport Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs [2014] EWCA Civ 1033; [2015] STC 61; [2014] CN 1376, CA – Given
Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings Inc [2014] EWCA Civ 1100; [2014] CN 1406, CA – Refused
Drysdale v Department of Transport (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) [2014] EWCA Civ 1083; [2015] ICR D2, CA – Refused
Hunt v Optima (Cambridge) Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 714; [2014] WLR (D) 363, CA – Refused
R (Grace) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 1091; [2014] 1 WLR 3432, CA – Refused
SA (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 1510 – Refused
Sugarman v CJS Investments LLP [2014] EWCA Civ 1239; [2014] CN 1616, CA – Refused
Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers [2014] EWCA Civ 1373; [2015] ICR 272, CA – Refused

12/2/15
R (Lumsdon) v Legal Services Board [2014] EWCA Civ 1276; [2014] WLR (D) 413, CA – Given

3/2/15
Nzolameso v Westminster City Council [2014] EWCA Civ 1383; [2015] PTSR 211, CA – Given

27/1/15
PO (Democratic Republic Of Congo) v Entry Clearance Officer [2013] EWCA Civ 1571, CA – Refused