Case archive



Appeal against sentence allowed after sheriff ‘misdirected’ herself on question of discount

A man who was jailed for 22 months for throwing a paving stone through a neighbour’s window ha ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 21 May 2018

Man convicted of historical rape of sister and cousin wins appeal against ‘excessive’ nine-year sentence

A man who was sentenced to nine years‘ imprisonment after being found guilty of historical sex ...

Court of Session Inner House — 17 May 2018

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Court rejects construction company’s challenge to release of ‘commercially sensitive’ reports

A construction company involved in the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry which challenged a decision by the inq ...

Court of Session Outer House — 9 May 2018

Husband accused of assaulting wife fails in appeal to recover psychiatric report

A man accused of assaulting his wife has failed in an appeal to recover a psychiatric report which h ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 13 January 2015

Man sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for breach of interdicts

At the Court of Session this morning, Lord Doherty sentenced Paul Mackenzie to 10 months imprisonmen ...

Court of Session Outer House — 8 January 2015

Crown wins appeal over alleged armed bank robber’s ‘no case to answer’ acquittal

Prosecutors have successfully challenged a decision of a trial judge to uphold a defence submis ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 8 January 2015

Parents of fatal RTA victim fail in challenge to damages awards

The parents of a man who was killed after being struck by a car as he walked across a zebra crossing ...

Court of Session Inner House — 6 January 2015

Mother of baby loses appeal against sentence after lying to child's father about abortion so gay friend could obtain parental rights

A mother of an unborn baby and a gay friend who hatched a “callous and selfish scheme” w ...

High Court of Justiciary — 11 January 2016

Personal injury court refuses motion to treat final interlocutor as ‘pro non scripto’

A defender in a claim for damages for personal injuries in which a final decree was granted after th ...

Sheriff Court — 8 May 2018

Mother-of-two who left abusive Italian partner wins appeal against order to return children to Italy

A Polish mother-of-two who moved to Scotland with her children after leaving her allegedly abusive I ...

Court of Session Inner House — 3 May 2018

Appeal judges reject legal challenge to ‘lack of statutory defence of coercion’ by alleged human trafficking victim accused of drugs offences

A man accused of growing cannabis and being concerned in the supply of the class B drug who claimed ...

High Court of Justiciary — 2 May 2018

Pilots accused of being drunk win appeal and have charges dropped after blood samples were destroyed

Two airline pilot accused of preparing to fly a passenger jet while under the influence of alcohol h ...

High Court of Justiciary — 30 April 2018

Parent who harassed head teacher fails in appeal against court orders prohibiting further abuse

A parent who challenged court orders which were imposed upon him after he subjected a retired head t ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 27 April 2018

Sexual assault accused fails in appeal against decision to grant extension to 12-month period following Crown error

A man charged with assault with intent to rape who claimed that a sheriff erred in granting an exten ...

High Court of Justiciary — 26 April 2018

Drug manufacturers’ appeal against judge’s decision to allow proof in negligence case dismissed

The manufacturers of a prescription drug for people with arthritis which it is alleged caused those ...

Court of Session Inner House — 25 April 2018