Final House of Lords judicial business

29 July 2009

The final appeal hearings and last ever judgments by the Law Lords take place in the Lords Chamber. You can watch the final, unique proceedings on ParliamentLive.

30 July: appeal hearings

Joint appeal hearings from 10.30am and 2pm on the right of appeal against the Home Office’s refusal to revoke a deportation order from within the UK:

30 July: House of Lords judgments

From 4.30pm, the Law Lords give the last ever judgments of the House of Lords in seven cases on points of law:

  • concerning a duty owed by auditors: Moore Stephens (a firm) (Respondents) v Stone Rolls Limited (in liquidation) (Appellants)
  • concerning a term in a contract of reinsurance: Lexington Insurance Company (Respondents) v AGF Insurance Limited (Appellants) and one other action and Lexington Insurance Company (Respondents) v Wasa Insurance Company Limited (Appellants) and one other action
  • on a claim for authorship and copyright in Procul Harum's song ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ : Fisher (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent) v Brooker and others (Original Respondents and Cross-appellants)
  • on interpretation of the test for capacity to consent or to refuse a sexual touching: R v Cooper (Respondent) (On appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))
  • on the power to make orders against foreign directors for the examination of foreign assets: Masri (Respondent) v Consolidated Contractors International Company SAL and others and another (Appellant) another
  • on compensation for compulsory acquisition of land under the Land Compensation Act 1961: Transport for London (London Underground Limited) (Appellants) v Spirerose Limited (in administration) (Respondents)
  • concerning clarification as to whether the husband of a sufferer of incurable, progressive multiple sclerosis would be prosecuted should he help his wife to die: R (on the application of Purdy) (Appellant) v Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)

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