Case archive



Judge rejects legal challenge against Lord Lyon’s decision to change wording of barony titles

A baroness who claimed that a decision by the Lord Lyon King of Arms to change the wording of the titles from “the baron of ...” to “holder of the barony of ...” breached an agreement she entered into with his predecessor in office has had a legal challenge against the decision dismissed. A judge in the Court of Session ruled that the relevant paragraphs in

Court of Session Outer House 6 November 2019

Cyclists win personal injury claims following accidents on Edinburgh tram lines

Two cyclists who fell from their bikes while crossing tram tracks in Edinburgh have been awarded undisclosed damages.

Court of Session Outer House 3 July 2019

Judge dismisses commercial tenant’s challenge to rent review decision as ‘incompetent’

A tenant of commercial premises which challenged an independent surveyor’s determination of the revised rent payable to the landlord has had its action dismissed as “incompetent”.

Court of Session Outer House 28 January 2019

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

Asylum seeker’s ‘fresh claim’ challenge based on third party report dismissed

A Chinese asylum seeker who sought to challenge a decision by the Home Office to refuse to treat her further representations based on extracts from an expert’s report in another case as a “fresh claim” has had her application dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 7 June 2018

Solicitors pension fund claim against legal firm and former partners dismissed

Trustees of the Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund who raised an action against a legal firm and its former partners to recover a £90,000 deficit in the fund have had their claim dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 8 January 2018

Pub boss found in contempt of court for breach of interdict after screening live football match on Sky Sports

A pub manager who was barred from showing certain live football matches has been found in contempt of court after a broadcaster brought proceedings for breach of interdict.

Court of Session Outer House 7 November 2017

E-cigarette company’s trade mark appeal vaporised by Court of Session

An e-cigarette company whose trade mark was declared “invalid” because it was similar to that of a rival brand with a previously registered trade mark has had an appeal against the decision dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 13 July 2017

Scottish council has application for anonymity relating to arbitration rejected

A Scottish local authority involved in arbitration proceedings with a building company following a dispute over a construction contract has had an application for a court order prohibiting disclosure of the identity of the parties refused.

Court of Session Outer House 11 May 2017

DWF sued for £1m by former landlord over failure to pay for office repairs

DWF LLP has failed in a plea to have a £1 million claim against it dismissed in a commercial action brought by the landlord of its former Glasgow offices.

Court of Session Outer House 13 April 2017

Alleged historic child sex abuse victim’s claim ‘extinguished by long negative prescription’

A man who alleged that he was sexually abused as a child in a Catholic boarding school more than 50 years ago will not be allowed to pursue his claim.

Court of Session Outer House 19 April 2016

Cyclist injured in fall from bike due to road ‘hazard’ awarded damages after suing council for ‘negligence’

A cyclist who was injured after being “catapulted” over his bike when the front wheel hit a metal strip in the road has successfully sued a Scottish council after a judge ruled that the roads authority was liable.

Court of Session Outer House 30 March 2016

Motion for summary decree in civil action over boy’s death at Royal Highland Show which sought to rely on health and safety conviction refused

The family of a boy who died in a tragic accident while attending the Royal Highland Show have had a motion for summary against the operators of the event refused.

Court of Session Outer House 15 January 2016