This Week in the Supreme Court – week commencing 19th December 2022 – UKSCBlog

On Wednesday 14th December the Supreme Court will hand down two judgments. The hand-downs will take place at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom One:

  • Stanford International Bank Ltd (In Liquidation) v HSBC Bank PLC, on appeal from [2021] EWCA Civ 535. The Court was asked to consider whether an insolvent company suffers any loss if payments are made out of its bank accounts which discharge a debt owed by that company in an equivalent amount.
  • Candey Ltd v Crumpler and another (as Joint Liquidators of Peak Hotels and Resorts Ltd (In Liquidation)), on appeal from [2020] EWCA Civ 26. The judgment will consider in what circumstances will the solicitors have waived (or be inferred to have waived) their equitable lien when a solicitor enters into a security arrangement with a client?

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding: (As of 19/12/22)

  • The Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc v Ukraine (Represented by the Minister of Finance of Ukraine acting upon the instructions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine) Nos. 2 and 3, heard 9-12 December 2019
  • East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust v Flowers and Ors, heard 22 June 2021
  • Fearn and others v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery heard 7th December 2021
  • Canada Square Operations Ltd v Potter, heard 14th June 2022
  • R (on the application of VIP Communications Ltd (In Liquidation)) v Secretary of State for the Home Departmentheard 4th October 2022
  • McCue (as guardian for Andrew McCue) (AP) v Glasgow City Councilheard 18th October 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