Case archive



Judge rejects father’s bid to return cancer-stricken daughter to Ireland after ruling child was ‘habitually resident’ with mother in Scotland 

An Irish father-of-one who claimed that his estranged Scottish wife had unlawfully retained their daughter in Scotland after the child underwent emergency cancer treatment here has had an application for a court order for the toddler’s return to Ireland dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House — 14 January 2019

Property developer succeeds in case against Scottish council over rescission of missives

A Scottish local authority which entered into missives for the sale of land to a property developer and subsequently granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the site was not entitled to rescind the contract on the basis that the appropriate fee had not been paid when the planning application was submitted.

Court of Session Outer House — 10 January 2019

Judge allows personal injury claim against Police Scotland to proceed despite ‘inordinate and inexcusable delay’

A woman who was injured in a road traffic accident when a car she was travelling in was struck by a police van is suing Police Scotland for damages.

Court of Session Outer House — 7 January 2019

Former SNP councillor awarded £40,000 damages for defamation over false ‘racism’ claim

A former SNP councillor has been awarded £40,000 in damages after raising a defamation action against a party activist who falsely accused her of racism.

Court of Session Outer House — 20 December 2018

Sunken tug boat owners ordered to pay £400,000 clean-up costs after judge dismisses damages claim against MoD

The owners of a tug boat who sued the Ministry of Defence for “negligence” after the vessel sank having been attached to an MoD buoy have had the damages claim dismissed and been ordered to pay the more than £400,000 for the cost of the clean-up operation.

Court of Session Outer House — 19 December 2018

Scot wanted by USA successfully challenges UK government’s ‘unlawful’ failure to provide ‘forum bar’ defence to extradition

A Scot wanted by the FBI over an alleged shares scam has successfully challenged a decision by the UK Government to delay the introduction of a possible defence to his extradition to the USA.

Court of Session Outer House — 13 December 2018

Judge allows ‘time-barred’ damages claim over Glasgow bin lorry crash to proceed

Relatives of some of the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash who are suing Glasgow City Council for damages have been granted applications for their case against the local authority to proceed despite their claims being “time-barred”.

Court of Session Outer House — 10 December 2018

Community councils can be sued for damages, judge rules in personal injury claim

Community councils can be sued for damages for personal injuries, the Court of Session has ruled.

Court of Session Outer House — 7 December 2018

Common law damages claim over vaginal mesh product to proceed to full hearing

A common law case brought by a woman who claims to have suffered “loss, injury and damage” as a result of medical treatment involving a vaginal mesh product will proceed to a full hearing despite the manufacturer’s attempts to have the action dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House — 28 November 2018

Judge rejects environmental campaigner’s bid for undercover policing inquiry in Scotland

An environmental campaigner who was seeking to challenge decisions of the UK and Scottish governments not to hold a public inquiry into undercover policing activities in Scotland following the so-called “spy-cops” scandal has had her application for judicial review dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House — 22 November 2018

"Madam Moneybags'" legal bid for review of conviction for brothel keeping ‘time-barred’ 

A woman found guilty of running a brothel and escort business in Edinburgh who claimed she suffered a “miscarriage of justice” has failed in a legal challenge against a decision of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) to reject an application to refer her case to the High Court of Justiciary for an appeal.

Court of Session Outer House — 21 November 2018

Contempt of court case against Dave King to proceed after judge rejects Rangers chairman’s competency challenge

A contempt of court action against the chairman of Rangers Football Club over his alleged breach of a court order requiring him to make an offer for the remaining shares of Rangers International Football Club Plc will proceed after a judge rejected his challenge to the competency of the proceedings.

Court of Session Outer House — 15 November 2018

Police officers launch legal challenge against chief constable over misconduct proceedings raised following recovery of private ‘WhatsApp’ messages

A group of ten police officers against whom misconduct proceedings were raised after a detective investigating allegations of sexual offences against another constable came across a series of “WhatsApp” messages are suing the Chief Constable of Police Scotland.

Court of Session Outer House — 14 November 2018

Chinese man who claimed he was a modern slave fails in judicial review of decision to reject human trafficking victim claim

A Chinese national whose claim that he was a victim of human trafficking was rejected has had a legal challenge against that decision dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House — 5 November 2018

Family awarded £100,000 damages following fatal road traffic accident outside home

A family has been awarded £100,000 damages following a fatal road traffic accident involving a supermarket delivery van and an fuel tanker near their home which resulted in the lorry crashing into their garden and spilling thousands of gallons of aviation fuel.

Court of Session Outer House — 24 October 2018