Case archive



Pakistani man who fled abusive marriage without meeting baby daughter granted divorce and contact order

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has granted a decree of divorce between a Pakistani man and his Scottish wife at the husband’s instance and made a contact order allowing him to meet his young daughter for the first time.

Court of Session Outer House 8 June 2021

Outer House judge orders that child of Canadian and Englishman resident in Scotland be returned to Canada

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has ordered that the young child of a Canadian citizen be returned to Quebec to live with her after an application was made for his return under the Hague Convention on Child Abduction.

Court of Session Outer House 17 May 2021

Challenge to definition of 'woman' in public boards legislation rejected by Outer House

A petition for judicial review of the legislative competence of parts of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 brought by a private company has been rejected by a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 25 March 2021

Child abduction order for Italian girl temporarily placed into foster care refused

A mother who applied for an order under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 on the basis that her child had been wrongfully retained in Scotland has had her petition refused on the ground that the child was not habitually resident in Italy.

Court of Session Outer House 31 August 2020

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of matrimonial assets between them in their divorce, but only after legal proceedings against him in Pakistan have been withdrawn.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