Case archive



Telecoms operators successfully challenge Lands Tribunal decision not to permit termination of lease based on old statutory code

The operators of telecommunications equipment located on land leased from a North Lanarkshire farmer have successfully appealed against a Lands Tribunal for Scotland decision that there was no basis for the termination of an agreement based on a non-current statutory code before the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 10 May 2021

Publishing company defrauded of over £193,000 fail to appeal decision that ex-employee was not liable for damages

A publishing company that was defrauded of over £193,000 as a result of a “whaling” scam has unsuccessfully reclaimed against a decision that its former credit controller was not liable for damages arising from her mistaken payment of the funds to the fraudsters.

Court of Session Inner House 5 May 2021

Independence campaigner loses appeal on Scottish Parliament’s competence to independently legislate for indyref2

A reclaiming motion by a campaigner for Scottish independence against a judge’s decision that his action seeking declarator that the Scottish Parliament could legislate for a second independence referendum without the consent of Westminster was premature and academic has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 4 May 2021

Owner of converted stable house in Fife loses appeal against parking servitude variation

An owner of a converted stable house in Elie, Fife, whose parking rights over a neighbouring property were altered to allow a new home to be constructed has unsuccessfully challenged the variation in the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 21 April 2021

Probationary teacher with Asperger’s successfully challenges decision to remove him from teaching register

A probationary mathematics teacher with Asperger’s syndrome has had the decision to remove him from the teaching register set aside by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 3 March 2021

Venezuelan IT businessman allowed appeal in persecution asylum application

An IT company boss who was refused asylum after fleeing alleged persecution in Venezuela has successfully challenged the decision not to permit him to appeal the refusal to the Upper Tribunal.

Court of Session Inner House 26 February 2021

Inner House upholds decision to allow petition for rectification of parking rights deed to proceed to proof

The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused a reclaiming motion challenging a decision to allow a petition for rectification of a Deed of Conditions relating to a parking garage in Edinburgh to proceed to a proof.

Court of Session Inner House 16 February 2021

Former tenant with learning difficulties has rent arrears application remitted to First-tier Tribunal 

The Inner House of the Court of Session has allowed an appeal by a former tenant with severe learning difficulties against a payment order for rent arrears made against her and remitted her case back to the First-tier Tribunal Housing and Property Chamber. 

Court of Session Inner House 10 February 2021

Cumbernauld man who stabbed upstairs neighbour in doorway loses appeal against attempted murder conviction

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has refused the appeal against conviction of a man who was charged with attempted murder after stabbing his upstairs neighbour in the chest at the doorway of his home.

Court of Session Inner House 3 February 2021

New Lanark Trust-owned businesses’ charitable status upheld by Inner House

Two appeals by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator against the Upper Tribunal for Scotland’s decision to allow two companies to be entered on the register of charities has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 1 February 2021

Inner House dismisses consumer protection appeal by man fitted with hip replacement

A man who received a total hip replacement that he alleged was defective has had his appeal against the dismissal of his case refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 28 January 2021

Man who sent Scottish Legal Complaints Commission abusive email refused leave to appeal against refusal of complaint

A man has been refused permission to appeal against a decision of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission that a firm of solicitors he instructed to wind up his deceased father’s estate had not failed to communicate effectively with him about the fact they had not received a death certificate and should not have their fees reduced as a consequence.

Court of Session Inner House 29 January 2021

Aberdeen IT firm successfully challenges dismissal of its complaints made against solicitors  

An Aberdeen-based IT company has successfully appealed against a decision of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission after it dismissed a complaint the company made against a firm of solicitors that it had instructed.

Court of Session Inner House 22 January 2021

Dentist who concealed medical condition for six years loses appeal against removal from register

A former dentist who was removed from the register for failing to disclose a viral medical condition he was diagnosed with in 2010 has lost his appeal against the decision of the General Dental Council.

Court of Session Inner House 8 December 2020

Judicial review petition challenging Highland Council ratings committee refused

A reclaiming motion against the refusal of a petition for judicial review challenging the validity, purpose, conduct and decisions of a local authority ratings committee has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 30 November 2020