Case archive



‘Limbs in the loch’ murderer loses Supreme Court legal aid bid

A convicted murderer who sought legal aid for a UK Supreme Court appeal against a ruling upholding a ...

Court of Session Outer House — 22 February 2018

Man found guilty of domestic abuse despite partner denying assault loses appeal against conviction

A man found guilty of domestic abuse offences despite his former partner denying that she had been a ...

High Court of Justiciary — 21 February 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses guilty of assaulting children lose appeal against permanence order

A married couple who challenged a sheriff’s decision to grant a permanence order in respect of the ...

20 February 2018

Paedophile parent loses appeal against sexual offences conviction

A father-of-two found guilty of sexually assaulting his daughter and making and sharing indecent ima ...

High Court of Justiciary — 19 February 2018

Abduction Convention cannot be invoked where habitual residence precedes wrongful act

The Abduction Convention cannot be invoked if by the time of the alleged wrongful act, whether by re ...

14 February 2018

CJEU: Three party card scheme may be tantamount to four party scheme for interchange fee purposes

in other payment systems, discriminatory rules, and restrictions on the basis of institutional stat ...

14 February 2018

Woman’s legal bid to challenge confiscation order to keep property rejected

A woman who challenged a confiscation order imposed after her brother was convicted of drugs offence ...

Court of Session Outer House — 9 February 2018

Asylum seekers’ legal challenge over ‘unlawful’ reduction in state support rejected

Two asylum seekers who claimed that the reduction in financial support payable to them was “unlawf ...

8 February 2018

Teenage rapist wins appeal against ‘excessive’ six-year sentence

A 14-year-old boy who raped and sexual assaulted two younger girls has had his sentence of six years ...

High Court of Justiciary — 7 February 2018

Judge refuses permission to proceed in legal challenge over revocability of Article 50

A cross-party group of members of the Scottish, UK and European parliaments who were seeking judicia ...

Court of Session Outer House — 6 February 2018

Cyclist hit by 4x4 during bike race awarded damages but sheriff rules both were equally to blame

A cyclist who was struck by a 4×4 towing a trailer while taking part in a bike race has been awarde ...

Sheriff Court — 5 February 2018

Man loses appeal against compulsion order imposed following acquittal of assault

A man accused of assaulting a nursing assisting whose plea of not guilty was accepted by the Crown o ...

2 February 2018

Judge rejects parents’ claim for expenses against council after failed permanence order applications

The parents of four children in respect of whom a Scottish local authority’s applications for perm ...

Court of Session Outer House — 1 February 2018

‘Limbs in the Loch’ murderer’s legal action over ‘unlawful’ opening of mail dismissed

A prisoner who claimed that Scottish prison authorities “unlawfully” opened mail addressed to hi ...

Court of Session Outer House — 31 January 2018

CJEU: Asylum seekers may not be subjected to sexual orientation test

Asylum seekers may not be subjected to a psychological test in order to determine their sexual orien ...

31 January 2018