A prisoner who claimed that the prison authorities breached his human rights by failing to provide him with rehabilitation has had a claim for £10,000 damages dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House 22 January 2020
A plumber who injured his arm while playing football over 16 years ago has been awarded more than £540,000 in damages after a Scottish health board admitted liability over its “negligent diagnosis and treatment” of the injury.
Court of Session Outer House 17 January 2020
An oil and gas company has been granted a court order to prohibit environmental campaigners from carrying out protests on four offshore installations in the North Sea.
Court of Session Outer House 16 January 2020
Scottish council acted ‘unlawfully’ by failing to consult over closure of day centre for disabled adults
The father of a man with severe physical and learning disabilities has successfully challenged a Scottish local authority’s decision to close an adult day care centre, after a judge found that the council acted “unlawfully” by failing to consult users who relied on the service.
Court of Session Outer House 9 January 2020
The three-month time limit for raising judicial review proceedings begins on the date when the decision under challenge is made and not when the party seeking to bring the action is notified of the decision.
Court of Session Outer House 8 January 2020
A passenger on a coach which careered off a road and down an embankment at the “Rest and Be Thankful” has had a personal injury action for £15,000 damages rejected.
Court of Session Outer House 19 December 2019
Scots lawyer’s legal challenge against disciplinary tribunal’s expenses award dismissed as ‘incompetent’
A Scots lawyer found guilty of “professional misconduct” who was ordered to pay the legal expenses of the proceedings on an “agent and client” scale has had a legal challenge against the decision dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House 17 December 2019
A long-term prisoner whose personal mail was confiscated after a sniffer dog detected drugs has had a legal action against the prison authorities dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House 13 December 2019
Glasgow City Council action to recover damages from bin lorry crash driver’s former employer dismissed
A legal action by Glasgow City Council against bus operator First Glasgow to recover £860,000 in damages plus more than £40,000 in expenses paid to the family of one of the victims of the tragic bin lorry crash five years ago has been dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House 11 December 2019
Judge rejects life prisoner’s £5,000 human rights claim for correspondence ‘unlawfully’ opened by prison officers
A man serving a life sentence for murder who claimed that his human rights were breached after his “confidential” letters were opened by prison officers has had a £5,000 damages action dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House 2 December 2019
The leader of the Liberal Democrats has been granted interim interdict to prohibit a Scottish National Party rival from distributing an election leaflet which claimed she had “accepted a £14K donation from a fracking company”.
Court of Session Outer House 29 November 2019
A former forestry worker who sued two companies which manufactured the components used in his hip replacements 10 years ago has had his action for damages dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House 27 November 2019
Foreign businessman wins permission to appeal for indefinite leave to remain in tax discrepancy case over ‘blatant error of law’
A Nigerian businessman who was refused indefinite leave to remain in the UK despite living here for more than a decade due to tax discrepancies has been granted permission to appeal against the decision to refuse his application.
Court of Session Outer House 22 November 2019
A publishing company which sued a former employee for more than £100,000 after she fell victim to a “whaling fraud” has failed in a legal action to recover the funds.
Court of Session Outer House 19 November 2019
St Andrews University entitled to bring trade mark infringement action against student gown seller in Scotland
Scotland’s oldest university will be able to pursue legal action in this jurisdiction against a company it has accused of infringing its trade marks in the sale of student gowns after a Court of Session judge rejected arguments by the London-based retailer that the case should be heard in England.
Court of Session Outer House 12 November 2019