Case archive



Outer House grants divorce to Russian wife of Scotsman living in Dubai

The Outer House of the Court of Session has granted a decree of divorce to a domiciled Scot and his spouse living in Dubai.

Court of Session Outer House 31 July 2020

Husband ordered to pay over £700,000 to divorcing spouse pending withdrawal of legal action in Pakistan

A husband has been ordered to transfer over £700,000 to his wife in order to realise a fair and equal division of matrimonial assets between them in their divorce, but only after legal proceedings against him in Pakistan have been withdrawn.

Court of Session Outer House 23 June 2020

Perth and Kinross Council's petition for judicial review of call-in notice dismissed

The Outer House of the Court of Session has refused a petition for judicial review of the decision by the Scottish Ministers to issue a call-in notice in respect of a local authority’s decision to implement a proposal to close a rural primary school.

Court of Session Outer House 11 May 2020

Grandfather who swallowed false teeth awarded £200,000 damages after operation caused life-threatening injuries

A man who swallowed his false teeth has been awarded nearly £200,000 in damages after suffering “severe” injuries during a hospital procedure to remove the dental plate from his food pipe. Dere

Court of Session Outer House 5 March 2020

Indian overstayer successfully challenges decision to reject leave to remain application

An Indian man whose application for leave to remain in the UK based on his marriage to a British woman was refused has successfully challenged the decision.

Court of Session Outer House 26 July 2019

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

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

Family of asbestos victim awarded £360,000 damages 

Court of Session Outer House 13 July 2018

Father wins legal fight to prevent former partner taking daughter to live in Northern Cyprus

A father-of-one has successfully challenged an attempt by his former partner to remove their daughter from Scotland and take her to live in Northern Cyprus.

Court of Session Outer House 24 April 2018

Woman’s legal bid to challenge confiscation order to keep property rejected

A woman who challenged a confiscation order imposed after her brother was convicted of drugs offences in an attempt to prevent the sale of a property in Edinburgh of which she claimed to be the “beneficial owner” has had her application rejected.

Court of Session Outer House 9 February 2018

Campaigner fails in legal challenge against Edinburgh Old Town development

A campaigner who challenged a Scottish local authority’s decision to grant planning permission for a development within a world heritage site has had a petition for judicial review dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 30 October 2017