11KBW in the Supreme Court this week


Seven 11KBW barristers are appearing across the two Supreme Court appeals being heard this week. Both cases will result in important rulings in their areas of the law.

Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v Central Arbitration Committee and RooFoods Ltd t/a Deliveroo is being heard on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 April. The primary issue is whether UK law infringes Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights in not extending the statutory scheme for compulsory union recognition to cover Deliveroo riders.

Christopher Jeans KC, Tom Cross and Raphael Hogarth appear for Deliveroo, the Respondent to the appeal. Daniel Stilitz KC and Stephen Kosmin appear for the Secretary of State for Business and Industry, intervening.

Then, on Thursday 27 April, the Supreme Court will hear R (Worcestershire County Council) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. The appeal concerns which local authority is responsible for a person’s mental health after-care under section 117 Mental Health Act 1983 after they have been detained for treatment on two occasions pursuant to section 3 MHA when they are “ordinarily resident” in Local Authority A before the first detention and Local Authority B immediately before the second detention.

Andrew Sharland KC and Oliver Jackson appear for the Appellant, Worcestershire County Council.