Case archive



Anglers win right to sue Scottish Water over river acid spill

An angling group has won a legal battle to sue Scottish Water over a spillage of high-purity acid ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 4 April 2018

Consecutive sentence imposed for breach of CPO and domestic assault was ‘incompetent’

A man who was sentenced to five-and-a-half months’ imprisonment for assaulting his wife with one m ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 3 April 2018

Speeding motorist who challenged whether police warning was given ‘at the time of the offence’ loses appeal against dangerous driving conviction

A man found guilty of dangerous driving who claimed that there was “insufficient evidence” to co ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 29 March 2018

Appeal Court dismisses council’s damages claim against architects over failed social housing development

A Scottish local authority which raised an action for £12 million in damages over the loss of a soc ...

Court of Session Inner House — 28 March 2018

Estate owner loses appeal in dispute with national park authority over public access rights to land

The owners of a Scottish estate who were seeking to challenge a decision to the effect that they had ...

Court of Session Inner House — 27 March 2018

Council breached Equality Act over failures in supporting autistic child’s return to education

A Scottish local authority which failed to provide an adequate plan to support an autistic child’s ...

Court of Session Inner House — 26 March 2018

Scottish court damages claim by relatives of asbestos victim to be determined by English law

The family of a mechanical fitter who died of an asbestos-related illness in England after inhaling ...

Court of Session Outer House — 23 March 2018

‘Death row’ dogs saved from destruction by appeal court

Two dogs that were sentenced to death for being “dangerously out of control” have been given a s ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 21 March 2018

Appeal judges grant permission to proceed in legal challenge over revocability of Article 50

A petition seeking judicial review of the United Kingdom Government’s “position” on the revoca ...

Court of Session Inner House — 20 March 2018

‘Fugitive from justice’ who regretted sacking lawyer loses appeal against extradition

A man who was seeking to challenge a sheriff’s decision to order his extradition to Poland on the ...

High Court of Justiciary — 19 March 2018

Man who sexually abused two boys in ‘mutual corroboration’ case loses appeal against conviction

A man who was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of a series of sexua ...

High Court of Justiciary — 16 March 2018

‘Flasher’ wins appeal against ‘excessive’ custodial sentence

A “flasher” who was sentenced to a total of three years’ imprisonment for breaching community ...

High Court of Justiciary — 15 March 2018

Man with child porn ‘obsession’ wins appeal against imposition of extended sentence

A man with an “uncontrollable obsession” with child pornography who was given an extended senten ...

High Court of Justiciary — 14 March 2018

Appellants who failed to appear for challenge to Traffic Commissioner ruling have case dismissed

A father and daughter who were seeking leave to appeal a tribunal decision but failed to turn up to ...

Court of Session Inner House — 13 March 2018

Husband jailed for culpable homicide over ‘mercy killing’ of terminally wife admonished following appeal

A father-of-two who was sentenced to four years and three months' imprisonment following his convict ...

High Court of Justiciary — 12 March 2018