Case archive



Scots lawyer wins appeal to have complaints dismissed as ‘totally without merit’ and ‘vexatious’ 

A solicitor who claimed that a series of complaints made against her should have been rejected as “totally without merit” or “vexatious” has successfully appealed against decisions by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission to remit the claims to the Law Society of Scotland for investigation.

Court of Session Inner House — 10 June 2019

Pursuer’s offers not available in appeals to Inner House, court rules 

A pursuer’s offer cannot be lodged and given effect to in the Inner House of the Court of Session, appeal judges have ruled.

Court of Session Inner House — 21 December 2018

Mother-of-two who left abusive Italian partner wins appeal against order to return children to Italy

A Polish mother-of-two who moved to Scotland with her children after leaving her allegedly abusive Italian partner has successfully appealed against a court ruling ordering her to return the two boys to Italy for the courts there to determine issues of residence and contact.

Court of Session Inner House — 3 May 2018

Council breached Equality Act over failures in supporting autistic child’s return to education

A Scottish local authority which failed to provide an adequate plan to support an autistic child’s return to secondary school breached its duty not to discriminate on the grounds of disability.

Court of Session Inner House — 26 March 2018

Litigant’s conflict of interest claim rejected after former lawyer ‘changed sides’

A party litigant who argued that a solicitors’ firm instructed by the other party should be barred from acting because one of its consultants had previously represented her while working as a partner in a firm which merged with the opponent’s firm has her claim dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House — 14 June 2017

Ex-Army officer loses appeal over ‘right to buy’ discount on council house

A former member of the armed forces who claimed he was entitled to a larger discount on the purchase price of his council home than he was offered under “right to buy” legislation has had his appeal refused.

Court of Session Inner House — 30 March 2017

Res judicata: man’s £600,000 claim against bank over laptop legal battle rejected

A consumer whose legal dispute over the purchase and return of a laptop 18 years ago spawned a litigation which ended up in the UK Supreme Court has failed in a £600,000 action against the bank which he claimed “annihilated” his credit rating.

Court of Session Inner House — 23 December 2016

Company director fails in appeal against order to sell shares for less than market value

in bribery, he was a “bad leaver” in terms of the Glasgow-based logistics company’s article of association and was entitled on disposal of his shares to be paid only whichever was the lesser of their fair value or their subscription or par value.

Court of Session Inner House — 26 August 2016

Father's appeal for contact with daughter refused

A father who claimed that his daughter was “coached” to make false accusations that he sexually abused her has failed in his appeal against a sheriff’s decision to refuse his application for contact with his child.

Court of Session Inner House — 18 July 2016

Pre-action requirements not designed to prevent mortgage lender recovering full debt, Inner House rules

A mortgage lender is entitled to serve calling-up notices to secure repossession and sale of a property where the creditor has considered possible alternative payment arrangements and it is clear that there is no prospect of the debtor being able to fulfil their financial obligations under the standard security.

Court of Session Inner House — 8 September 2015

Inner House dismisses appeal against windfarm application refusal

A company whose application for planning permission to develop a windfarm was refused has failed in an appeal against that decision.

Court of Session Inner House — 18 May 2015

Social workers win appeal against sheriff’s contempt of court ruling

Two social workers who were found in contempt of court for failing to comply with a child contact order made by a sheriff have successfully appealed to have the decision quashed.

Court of Session Inner House — 30 March 2015

Scottish council wins appeal after refusing pedicab driver’s application for rickshaw licence

A pedicab driver who successfully challenged a Scottish local authority’s refusal to grant him a rickshaw licence has seen the decision overturned after the council successfully appealed to the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House — 19 March 2015