Case archive



Woman who challenged confiscation order to keep property has appeal dismissed

A woman who challenged a confiscation order imposed after her brother was convicted of drugs offences in an attempt to prevent the sale of a property in Edinburgh of which she claimed to be the “beneficial owner” has had her appeal rejected.

Court of Session Inner House 14 December 2018

Daily Record fined £80,000 for contempt of court over ‘severely prejudicial’ articles relating to criminal proceedings 

The publishers of the Daily Record have been fined £80,000 after pleading guilty to contempt of court over articles which appeared in the newspaper and on its website relating to two separate criminal proceedings.

Court of Session Inner House 6 June 2018

Similarities in sex offences in mutual corroboration case were not sufficient to overcome 17-year time gap, appeal court rules

A man found guilty of sexual offences against two children almost 17 years apart has had his conviction quashed following an appeal.

Court of Session Inner House 31 May 2018

Appeal against conviction for attempting to pervert the course of justice rejected

A man found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice while being held on remand by phoning friends on the outside to bribe a witness not to identify him in an ID parade after he had been accused of attempted murder had his appeal against convicted rejected.

Court of Session Inner House 5 June 2018

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 “incapable of consenting” due to the effects of alcohol have had an appeal against the decision dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 29 November 2017

Judges reject sister’s appeal against appointment of guardian over ‘bias’ claim against mental health officer

A woman who challenged a sheriff’s order to appoint a local authority social worker as her brother’s guardian has had her appeal against the decision dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 24 October 2017

Mother of brain damaged baby fails in damages action against health board over midwives’ negligence

A mother who sued a health board claiming that failures by hospital staff in the lead up to the birth of her child resulted in her baby being born with severe disabilities has had her appeal for damages dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 30 August 2017

Rangers ‘not contractually bound’ to pay Charles Green’s legal fees in criminal proceedings

Rangers Football Club were not required to pay the costs of a former chief executive’s defence to criminal proceedings brought against him, appeal judges ruled.

Court of Session Inner House 23 June 2017

Scots lawyer loses appeal after being struck off for professional misconduct

A Scots lawyer who has was found guilty of professional misconduct has failed in an appeal against a decision to strike him off the roll of solicitors.

Court of Session Inner House 2 February 2017

Alleged historic child sex abuse victim fails in appeal over ‘time-barred’ claim

A man who claimed he was sexually abused as child in a Catholic school more than 50 years ago has failed in an appeal against a judge’s decision that the action was time-barred.

Court of Session Inner House 13 January 2017

Tesco loses appeal against council rent valuation following opening of rival Morrisons

A supermarket which claimed that the opening of a rival store less than one mile away reduced its value has had an appeal rejected.

Court of Session Inner House 3 November 2016

Judges reject protesters’ appeal against order to remove ‘Independence Camp’ from Holyrood

An appeal by the occupiers of the so-called “Independence Camp” against a move to evict them from the grounds of the Scottish Parliament has been rejected.

Court of Session Inner House 31 October 2016

Ugandan domestic abuse victim wins appeal for ‘indefinite leave to remain’

A Ugandan woman who came to the UK to join her husband after he was granted refugee status has successfully challenged a decision by the Home Secretary to refuse her application for “indefinite leave to remain” as a victim of domestic abuse.

Court of Session Inner House 31 May 2016