Death by driving motorist’s damages claim against GP over prescription drugs ‘which caused black-out’ dismissed
A motorist found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving who claimed that he “blacked out” behind the wheel as a result of medications he was prescribed has had a damages action against his GP dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House — 26 March 2019
Partner of seriously ill elderly woman who died after being discharged from Royal Infirmary awarded £187,000 damages for junior doctor’s negligence
The surviving partner of an elderly woman who died after suffering gastrointestinal bleeding has been awarded more than £187,000 in damages, having successfully sued a Scottish health board following a junior doctor’s failure to admit the patient to hospital.
Court of Session Outer House — 25 March 2019
A Scottish local authority which sued engineering contractors over a failed social housing development that had to be demolished for health and safety reasons has had its £12 million damages claim dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House — 21 March 2019
Sheriff’s decision to impose supervised release order in addition to long-term sentence ‘incompetent’
A serial offender with over 100 previous convictions has successfully challenged a sheriff’s decision to impose a supervised release order (SRO) after he was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for an attempted robbery and a separate statutory breach of the peace.
Criminal Appeal Court — 19 March 2019
A man who physically abused his wife and failed to contribute to the household finances or assist with raising the couple’s four children has had a claim for financial provision upon divorce rejected by a sheriff.
Sheriff Court — 20 March 2019
A property management company has successfully challenged a sheriff’s decision that a burden requiring homeowners in a housing scheme to contribute to the costs of maintaining open ground in the estate owned by the maintenance company was void because it created a “monopoly”.
Sheriff Appeal Court — 18 March 2019
The owners of the former McEwens of Perth department store will not have to disclose the legal advice they were given before signing a personal guarantee granted to them by a bank in their action for reduction of the contract, a judge has ruled.
Court of Session Outer House — 15 March 2019
Rapist convicted of assaulting fellow prisoner fails in appeal against order for lifelong restriction
A serial offender who was sentenced to an order for lifelong restriction (OLR) following his fourth High Court appearance has had an appeal against a judge’s decision to impose the OLR rejected.
Criminal Appeal Court — 13 March 2019
A bank employee who stole more than £50,000 from customers’ accounts has had his sentence reduced following an appeal.
Criminal Appeal Court — 12 March 2019
The estranged wife of former Rangers Football Club owner Sir David Murray has been granted a court order preventing a firm of solicitors acting for her husband in a divorce action.
Court of Session Outer House — 11 March 2019
Three litigants who claimed that the introduction of a permission stage in judicial review procedure in Scotland was “incompatible” with human rights law because it meant that cases could be dismissed without an oral hearing have had their legal challenges dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House — 8 March 2019
A Northern Ireland woman has successfully appealed the decision of the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal to order a stay on her application for damages for the state’s failure to carry out a prompt investigation into the circumstances of her son’s death, in violation of Article 2 ECHR.
UK Supreme Court — 8 March 2019
A long-term prisoner who claimed that the prison authorities acted “unlawfully” in failing to properly progress his application for home detention curfew had his legal challenge dismissed, but the judge later conceded that he ought to have allowed the case to proceed to a full hearing.
Court of Session Outer House — 7 March 2019
Man who posted ‘Nazi dog’ video has human rights appeal bid dismissed as ‘unarguable and incompetent’
The High Court of Justiciary has published its reasons for rejecting an application for permission to appeal by a man found guilty of posting a “grossly offensive” video online showing a “Nazi dog”.
Criminal Appeal Court — 6 March 2019
A judge has dismissed an application by the father of the late James Bulger to amend a lifelong anonymity order protecting the identity of one of his son’s killers.
England and Wales High Court — 5 March 2019