Case archive



Labourer fails in damages appeal for psychiatric injury caused by Longannet Power Station fire

A labourer who sued his former employers after developing post traumatic stress disorder following a ...

11 December 2017

Motorist fails in appeal against conviction for driving while using mobile phone

A motorist who was found guilty of driving while using a mobile phone after he was seen by two polic ...

8 December 2017

Scaffolder wins appeal against prison sentence for having knife in car

A scaffolder who was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to having a kitche ...

High Court of Justiciary — 7 December 2017

Suppliers of luxury goods can prohibit sales on third-party platforms

A supplier of luxury goods can prohibit its authorised distributors from selling those goods on a th ...

7 December 2017

Company’s bid for interim interdict against former employee who set up competitor business refused

A FTSE 100 company which is seeking to enforce a contractual restriction preventing a former employe ...

Court of Session Outer House — 6 December 2017

Landlord’s failure to register did not render tenant’s lease agreement an illegal contract

A tenant who challenged a sheriff’s decision that he was liable to pay his former landlord two mon ...

5 December 2017

Firearms offender fails in appeal against ‘arbitrary and disproportionate’ five-year minimum sentence

A man who was sentenced to the minimum term of five years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to p ...

High Court of Justiciary — 4 December 2017

Sheriff Appeal Court overturns sheriff’s decision to refuse to grant sanction for counsel

The Sheriff Appeal Court has overturned a sheriff’s decision to refuse sanction for counsel in a s ...

1 December 2017

Father seeking contact with child wins appeal after action was dismissed over procedural failure

A father whose legal action for contact with his child was dismissed after he failed to lodge a join ...

30 November 2017

Footballers found to have raped woman in civil action lose appeal against ruling

Two professional footballers who were found to have raped a woman after a judge ruled she was “inc ...

Court of Session Inner House — 29 November 2017

Legal firm fails in application for leave to appeal against complaints commission decision

A legal firm which sought to challenge a decision by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) ...

Court of Session Inner House — 28 November 2017

Scots lawyer who charged ‘grossly excessive fees’ and ‘misappropriated’ clients’ funds struck off

A Scots lawyer who was jailed for embezzling more than £260,000 from his aunt has been struck off t ...

27 November 2017

Party litigant refused leave to appeal after lodging application late

A party litigant who sought leave to appeal against a Sheriff Appeal Court decision refusing to allo ...

Court of Session Inner House — 24 November 2017

Man who pled guilty to assault charge wins appeal over level of discount to sentence

A man who pled guilty to assault at a trial diet having previously offered to plead has successfully ...

23 November 2017

Appeal against interlocutor is competent where interlocutor is dependent on earlier one

A challenge to the competency of a reclaiming motion which was designed to review not the interlocut ...

Court of Session Inner House — 21 November 2017