Case archive



Inner House rejects appeal against refusal of permission for North Lanarkshire energy-from-waste development

A bio-energy company whose appeal against the refusal of an application for planning permission for an energy-from-waste installation was refused by the Scottish Ministers has failed to appeal that decision in the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 16 September 2021

Inner House extends interdict banning sale of trade mark infringing Lidl gin to UK-wide order

The makers of Hendrick’s Gin have succeeded in extending the range of an interdict preventing a discount supermarket chain from selling a product that infringes on their trade mark to the whole of the UK after the chain brought a reclaiming motion to the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 26 July 2021

Paisley man run over by bakery van while intoxicated wins appeal against dismissal of damages claim

A man who was run over by a bakery van while he was lying intoxicated in the middle of the road has successfully reclaimed against the decision of the Lord Ordinary that he was not entitled to damages in the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 14 June 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

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

Tour bus company ordered on appeal to make reparations to man involved in accident  

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ordered a transport firm to make reparations to a man who was on one of their buses when it left the road and rolled over, after the company was originally assolzied by the Outer House.

Court of Session Inner House 3 November 2020

Shale aggregate extractors lose appeal against payment to redress unlawful tax break

A company that benefited from unlawful tax exemptions and was ordered to pay over £1 million to HM Revenue and Customs has lost an appeal challenging a payment order made to that effect. 

Court of Session Inner House 7 September 2020

Stornoway crofters lose community wind farm appeal

Four crofting townships near Stornoway have had their appeal against decisions by the Crofting Commission to refuse to approve their proposals for of the installation of community-owned wind farms on their grazing refused.

Court of Session Inner House 21 August 2020

Aberdeen landowners’ reclaiming motion against restriction of servitude right refused 

An appeal by five people, who claimed to have right of access over the driveway of a house in Aberdeen, of a decision that the right of access is restricted to only two of them has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session. 

Court of Session Inner House 13 August 2020

Housing developers successfully challenge chapter of local development plan

Five housing developers have succeeded in challenging a chapter of the Inverclyde Local Development Plan concerning housing land supply on the ground of inappropriate methodology. 

Court of Session Inner House 28 July 2020

Inner House rules oral hearing not required in review of decision to refuse judicial review

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that a Lord Ordinary is not required to appoint an oral hearing when considering a request for judicial review of a decision by another Lord Ordinary to refuse a petition for judicial review.

Court of Session Inner House 2 July 2020

Inner House rules Motherwell tenant in sisted breach of duty action allowed to amend proceedings

A tenant of a local authority housing site in Motherwell has successfully sought a review of the decision not to allow her to amend her pleadings in an action for damages against her landlords.

Court of Session Inner House 29 May 2020

Wings Over Scotland blogger loses defamation appeal against former Scottish Labour leader

A blogger who sued the former leader of the Scottish Labour Party for defamation for calling him “homophobic” in response to a tweet he had made about a Scottish Conservative Party MSP has had his appeal refused.

Court of Session Inner House 28 May 2020

Chief Constable of Police Scotland not vicariously liable for psychiatric harm to ex-undercover officer

The Inner House of the Court of Session has granted decree of absolvitor to the Chief Constable of Police Scotland for the actions of a police officer towards a member of the public.

Court of Session Inner House 1 May 2020