Case archive



Advocate General Wathelet: 'Spouse' includes same-sex spouse for purposes of free movement

The term "spouse" includes a spouse of the same sex for the purposes of European free movement, even ...

11 January 2018

Time-barred charges may competently be included in a docket as evidence of mutual corroboration

The Crown has successfully appealed against a judge’s decision to refuse an attempt by prosecutors ...

High Court of Justiciary — 10 January 2018

Council wins appeal against SLAB decision to grant legal aid

. That is unfair.” ...

Court of Session Outer House — 9 January 2018

Solicitors pension fund claim against legal firm and former partners dismissed

Trustees of the Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund who raised an action against a legal firm and ...

Court of Session Outer House — 8 January 2018

Statements of uncontroversial evidence can be lodged in extradition proceedings, sheriff rules

A provision in criminal proceedings which allows a party to serve a statement of uncontroversial evi ...

Sheriff Court — 5 January 2018

Drunk holidaymaker hit by motorcycle to have damages reduced due to ‘contributory negligence’

A Scottish woman who was struck by a motorcyclist after an afternoon of drinking in a pub while on h ...

Sheriff Court — 4 January 2018

Child abuse victim sues charity for £100,000 over ‘negligent’ handling of compensation claim

A child abuse victim who is suing a victim support charity over its handling of his claim for crimin ...

Sheriff Court — 3 January 2018

Rangers chairman ordered to make £11m share offer after judge rules in favour of Takeover Panel

A panel which regulates company takeovers has been granted a court order requiring the chairman of R ...

Court of Session Outer House — 22 December 2017

Grandfather wins human rights challenge against extradition to the UAE

A Scottish bus driver facing extradition to Dubai to serve a sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment f ...

Sheriff Court — 21 December 2017

CJEU: Written exam answers and comments are personal data

The written answers submitted at a professional examination and any comments of the examiner with re ...

21 December 2017

Judge allows jury trial in apprentice’s £2m personal injury claim against employer

An apprentice thermal insulation engineer who is suing his employer following an accident at work wi ...

Court of Session Outer House — 20 December 2017

Scottish courts have ‘inherent power’ to prohibit publication of alleged blackmail victim’s name

Scottish courts have an “inherent power” to depart from the principle of open justice and make a ...

High Court of Justiciary — 18 December 2017

Pipe band tutor loses appeal against conviction for ‘sexting’ student but sex offence interim order quashed

A “prominent figure” in the pipe band world who was found guilty of “sexting” a drumming stu ...

14 December 2017

Crown secures confiscation order against murderer who benefited from ‘criminal lifestyle’

A man convicted of murder and embezzlement has been made the subject of a confiscation order after a ...

High Court of Justiciary — 13 December 2017

CJEU clarifies validity of decisions to expel third-country nationals

A decision may not be adopted to expel a third-country national who is a long-term resident for the ...

12 December 2017