Case archive



Family of asbestos victim awarded £360,000 damages 

The family of an office worker who died from a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos are to be award ...

Court of Session Outer House — 13 July 2018

Man jailed over possession of indecent images of children has sexual offences prevention order quashed

A man who was sentenced to two years and three months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to t ...

Court of Session Inner House — 12 July 2018

HMRC succeeds in VAT appeal to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed an appeal by HMRC in a case in which it refused a company& ...

UK Supreme Court — 11 July 2018

‘Limbs in the loch’ killer fails in legal bid to purchase personal prison laptop

A prisoner who challenged a decision to refuse his request for permission to purchase a personal lap ...

Court of Session Outer House — 11 July 2018

Father fails in appeal against sheriff‘s decision to impose no penalty for mother’s contempt of court over refusal to allow contact with child 

A father who challenged a sheriff’s decision to impose no penalty against his former partner a ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 10 July 2018

Murder convictions quashed after trial judge wrongly removed culpable homicide verdict from jury

Two men found guilty of murder had their convictions quashed after appeal judges ruled that the tria ...

High Court of Justiciary — 9 July 2018

Party litigant refused permission to appeal to Court of Session in damages claim against RBS

A multiple property owner who raised an action for damages against a bank which was dismissed as &ld ...

Court of Session Outer House — 6 July 2018

Rapist loses appeal against conviction over alleged ‘misdirection’ on distress as corroboration

A man found guilty of rape who claimed that the trial judge misdirected the jury over the issue of t ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 5 July 2018

Supreme Court clarifies use of closed material procedure

The Supreme Court has clarified the use of closed material procedure under section 6 of the Justice ...

UK Supreme Court — 4 July 2018

Banker’s sheriff court damages claim over failure of Court of Appeal to refer case to ECJ dismissed

A Singapore-based banker who raised an action for damages in the sheriff court following a refusal b ...

Sheriff Court — 4 July 2018

Pakistani man refused residence in UK over ‘sham marriage’ wins appeal

A Pakistani man married to a Polish citizen whose application for residence in the United Kingdom wa ...

Court of Session Inner House — 2 July 2018

Man found guilty of museum Olympic gold medal raid wins appeal against conviction over sheriff’s ‘material misdirection’

A man who was jailed after being found guilty of breaking into a museum and stealing a number of art ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 29 June 2018

Extradition to Bulgaria would not breach requested person’s human rights, appeal judges rule

A man who challenged a sheriff’s decision to order his extradition to Bulgaria over prison con ...

Court of Session Inner House — 28 June 2018

Heterosexual couple succeed in civil partnership appeal as Supreme Court makes declaration of incompatibility

A different-sex couple who object to marriage on the basis they believe it is patriarchal and who so ...

UK Supreme Court — 27 June 2018

Appeal judges allow registration of EU member state judgment despite ‘lacuna in the law’

Commercial litigants who were seeking to enforce an award of payment from a court in Belgium have su ...

Court of Session Inner House — 27 June 2018