Case archive



Police officers launch legal challenge against chief constable over misconduct proceedings raised following recovery of private ‘WhatsApp’ messages

A group of ten police officers against whom misconduct proceedings were raised after a detective inv ...

Court of Session Outer House — 14 November 2018

Schoolboy detained for knife attack on fellow pupil wins appeal against custodial sentence

A schoolboy who was sentenced to 12 months’ detention for slashing a fellow pupil with a knife ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 13 November 2018

Man convicted of rape fails in ‘fresh evidence’ appeal despite complainer’s retraction

A man found guilty of the repeated rape of a former partner who claimed he was the victim of a &ldqu ...

High Court of Justiciary — 12 November 2018

Brexit Secretary’s application to appeal to UK Supreme Court in ‘Article 50’ case refused

The UK government has had an application for permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against th ...

Court of Session Inner House — 9 November 2018

Sheriff Appeal Court allows insurer’s appeal in road traffic case after ruling skilled witness who took contingency fee was ‘not impartial’

The passengers of a car who suffered whiplash injuries following a road traffic accident have had th ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 8 November 2018

Man who threatened to share intimate images of ex-partner fails in appeal against sentence

A man who was given a community payback order after threatening to share intimate images of his form ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 7 November 2018

Chinese man who claimed he was a modern slave fails in judicial review of decision to reject human trafficking victim claim

A Chinese national whose claim that he was a victim of human trafficking was rejected has had a lega ...

Court of Session Outer House — 5 November 2018

Sheriff Appeal Court allows homeowners’ action for reduction and damages against sellers over ‘misrepresentation’ to proceed to proof

A couple who are suing the former owners of their home for damages over an alleged misrepresentation ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 2 November 2018

Personal Injury Court refuses health board’s bid to remit medical negligence case to Court of Session 

A Scottish health board which is being sued by a patient for £1.5 million has had an applicati ...

Sheriff Court — 1 November 2018

Former trustee had no entitlement to asset discovered after discharge

A man who claimed to be entitled to PPI compensation in a situation in which there had been an inter ...

UK Supreme Court — 31 October 2018

Sex offender wins appeal against extended sentence

A man convicted of unlawful sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl has successfully challenged a sh ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 31 October 2018

Turkish national wins appeal for re-hearing of case to remain in UK with Scottish wife

A Turkish national who was seeking leave to remain in the UK as the spouse of his Scottish wife has ...

Court of Session Inner House — 30 October 2018

Judge should not act as party litigant’s legal adviser, Court of Session rules in refusing appeal

A judge should not become a party litigant’s law agent and advise on procedural matters when d ...

Court of Session Inner House — 29 October 2018

Sheriff Appeal Court overturns ruling in breach of contract case over show-jumping pony

A father who bought a show-jumping pony for his daughter but later sued the seller after claiming th ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 26 October 2018

Man who fire-bombed two houses loses appeal against attempted murder conviction

A man found guilty of attempted murder after fire-bombing two houses in a revenge attack following a ...

Court of Session Inner House — 25 October 2018