Case archive



Sheriff failed to take into account effect of notification requirements in sentencing sex offender

A man who was fined after being found guilty of sexual assault has successfully challenged his autom ...

30 January 2018

Blanket ban on smoking in mental health hospitals declared ‘lawful’

Two patients detained at low and medium secure psychiatric units who claimed that the blanket ban on ...

Court of Session Outer House — 29 January 2018

CJEU: Max Schrems can bring individual action against Facebook in Austria

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems can bring an individual action in Austria against Faceboo ...

25 January 2018

Property developer granted proof before answer in breach of contract case against bank

A property developer who entered into an agreement with a bank to sell 26 homes he had purchased wit ...

Court of Session Outer House — 25 January 2018

Rapist who claimed prosecutors acted ‘oppressively’ loses appeal against conviction

ed. Whether the appellant had administered a drug to her had very little, if any, bearing on that ce ...

High Court of Justiciary — 24 January 2018

Imposing a non-harassment order when deferring sentence is ‘competent’, Sheriff Appeal Court rules

A man who was given a non-harassment order (NHO) when his sentence was deferred for “good behaviou ...

23 January 2018

Cameroonian woman who fears forced marriage wins permission to appeal asylum ruling

A Cameroonian woman who claimed she would be subject to forced marriage and female genital mutilatio ...

Court of Session Inner House — 22 January 2018

Wife killer fails in legal bid to challenge pension entitlement ruling

A man convicted of murdering his wife who has been seeking to challenge his former employer’s deci ...

Court of Session Inner House — 19 January 2018

Domestic abuser loses appeal against conviction after judges dismiss ‘self-defence’ claim

g such an attack. In these circumstances, the sheriff was entitled to take the view that there was n ...

High Court of Justiciary — 18 January 2018

AG Bobek: Organisms obtained by mutagenesis exempt from GMO Directive

Organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Geneticall ...

18 January 2018

Trial judge erred in allowing defence challenge to be heard when objection was not raised as preliminary issue

A freight forwarder found guilty of being concerned in the supplying of cocaine who claimed that his ...

High Court of Justiciary — 17 January 2018

Breach of interdict overturned as ruling was not supported by sheriff’s findings in fact

A former partner in a property letting department of a firm of chartered surveyors who was interdict ...

Court of Session Inner House — 16 January 2018

Attempted murderer loses appeal against order for lifelong restriction

A man who was given an order for lifelong restriction after being convicted of attempted murder has ...

High Court of Justiciary — 15 January 2018

Appeal against conviction dismissed as judges criticise counsel over ‘unfounded’ allegations

An appeal against conviction in which counsel for the appellant made “serious allegations” of im ...

12 January 2018