Case archive



Appeal Court warns against judges praising party litigants’ opponents to avoid ‘perception of bias’

Judges should refrain from praising legal practitioners in their judgments in order to avoid any per ...

Court of Session Inner House — 24 August 2018

Damages claim by relatives of asbestos victim to be determined by Scots law, appeal judges rule

The family of a mechanical fitter who died of an asbestos-related illness in England after inhaling ...

Court of Session Inner House — 23 August 2018

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Court rejects construction company’s appeal against release of ‘commercially sensitive’ reports

A construction company involved in the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry which challenged a decision by the inq ...

Court of Session Inner House — 17 July 2018

Crown loses appeal against ‘unduly lenient’ sentence for historical child sex offences

A man who was jailed for four years having been found guilty of historical child sex offences commit ...

Court of Session Inner House — 25 June 2018

Solicitors pension fund claim against legal firm and former partners to proceed to proof following appeal

Trustees of the Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund who raised an action against a legal firm and ...

Court of Session Inner House — 11 June 2018

Appeal judges uphold damages award to prisoner for attempted murder by fellow inmate following negligence ruling

A prisoner who was found to be entitled to damages following a serious assault by another inmate aft ...

Court of Session Inner House — 30 May 2018

Scottish Legal Aid Board wins appeal against judge’s ruling to revoke grant of legal aid

The Scottish Legal Aid Board has successfully appealed against a judge’s ruling to reduce its ...

Court of Session Inner House — 24 May 2018

Parents of fatal RTA victim fail in challenge to damages awards

The parents of a man who was killed after being struck by a car as he walked across a zebra crossing ...

Court of Session Inner House — 6 January 2015

Motorist who challenged accident damages award over ‘dishonest claim’ loses appeal

A motorist who reversed his car into another vehicle but claimed that the other driver “exaggerate ...

Court of Session Inner House — 16 April 2018

Appeal Court dismisses council’s damages claim against architects over failed social housing development

A Scottish local authority which raised an action for £12 million in damages over the loss of a soc ...

Court of Session Inner House — 28 March 2018

Estate owner loses appeal in dispute with national park authority over public access rights to land

The owners of a Scottish estate who were seeking to challenge a decision to the effect that they had ...

Court of Session Inner House — 27 March 2018

Appeal judges grant permission to proceed in legal challenge over revocability of Article 50

A petition seeking judicial review of the United Kingdom Government’s “position” on the revoca ...

Court of Session Inner House — 20 March 2018

Wife killer fails in legal bid to challenge pension entitlement ruling

A man convicted of murdering his wife who has been seeking to challenge his former employer’s deci ...

Court of Session Inner House — 19 January 2018

Appeal against interlocutor is competent where interlocutor is dependent on earlier one

A challenge to the competency of a reclaiming motion which was designed to review not the interlocut ...

Court of Session Inner House — 21 November 2017

RSPB challenge against North Sea wind farms dismissed as Scottish Ministers win appeals over consents

in the EIA process. The extent of such provision must, however, be tempered with a degree of realis ...

Court of Session Inner House — 16 May 2017