The Court of Appeal (Civil Division) – Live streaming of court hearings

Selected cases from the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) are now being live-streamed on the judiciary’s YouTube channel.

Live-streaming of selected cases began in November 2018 to improve public access to, and understanding of, the work of the courts. it is anticipated that every hearing in Court 71 (the Master of the Rolls’ court) will be live streamed.

View previous cases on the Court of Appeal video archive page.

Next Hearings:

Click on the case title to be taken directly to the relevant YouTube page 

17, 18, 22, 23, 24 & 25th October 2019

Court 76


The London Boroughs of Hillingdon, Wandsworth, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Hammersmith & Fulham, The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, and Greenpeace Ltd v The Secretary of State for Transport & others

Heathrow Hub Ltd & Runway Innovations Ltd v The Secretary of State for Transport & others

Plan B Earth Ltd v The Secretary of State for Transport & others

Friends of the Earth Ltd v The Secretary of State for Transport & others

Heathrow is the busiest two-runway airport in the world, full to capacity with further, unfulfilled demand. Whether its capacity should be expanded by constructing a third runway has been a long-standing question of national importance and acute political controversy. These claims challenge the Government policy of supporting such expansion.

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22nd October 2019

Jet 2 Holidays Limited –v- Hughes & another

The Claimant (C) appeals from the order made by HHJ Owen QC dated 13/11/18 sitting at Nottingham District Registry on hearing an issue of jurisdiction in committal proceedings.

The issue was whether the making of false statements (verified by a statement of truth) concerning holiday sickness served before proceedings were commenced in the hope of eliciting an admission of liability engaged the contempt jurisdiction.

The judge held that it was not appropriate for committal proceedings to be allowed to proceed where the claim was never pursued.

He dismissed the C’s application to amend the grounds for bringing committal proceedings so as to rely on additional grounds, struck out the committal proceedings and made no order as to costs.


23rd October 2019

Irani (Claimant) –v- Duchon (Defendant)

the Defendant (D) appeals the order of David Pittaway QC dated 24 July 2018, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Queen’s Bench Division, giving judgment for the Claimant (C) in the sum of £406,688.00; making consequential costs orders including order for an interim sum on account of costs of £150,000. All sums to be paid by 4pm on 8 August 2018 (all sums have been paid)

Related matter is C’s appeal against the same order (on quantum).

Claim for damages for personal injury arising out of a road traffic accident on 23 July 2013. 150,000 of the award of damages was a “Blamire Award” in respect of C’s future loss of earnings. Other sums awarded related to issues around C’s immigration status. C, an Indian national, contended he lost his right to indefinite leave to remain status in the UK (on the basis of 5 years continuous employment) following his dismissal, ostensibly on redundancy grounds, after the accident, by his employer.


6th November 2019

Thirunavukkrasu –v- Brar & another

Second appeal in relation to a landlord/tenant dispute. The Applicants were landlords to the Respondent in respect to a commercial property. The Applicants purported to forfeit the Lease by re-entering the property. The Respondent issued a claim seeking a declaration that the forfeiture was unlawful, damages for trespass and breach of covenant and damages for conversion of the Respondent’s goods.

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Court 71

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Court 73

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Court 76

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Previous Court of Appeal (Civil Division) hearings

You can view previous cases on the Court of Appeal video archive page


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