Case archive



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

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

Afghan man with British partner wins right to ‘in-country’ appeal against refusal of leave to remain

An Afghani national who had been refused leave to remain in the UK as a partner of a British woman has successfully challenged a decision to certify his asylum and human rights claims as “clearly unfounded”.

Court of Session Outer House 18 May 2017

Human rights challenge to Scots bankruptcy law provision dismissed

A woman facing an action for payment of more than £170,000 following a “gratuitous alienation” who claimed that the statutory defences available to a challenge to such a transfer breached her human rights has had her defence dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 15 May 2017

Consultant cardiac surgeon fails in legal challenge against FAI determination

A consultant cardiac surgeon who disputed a sheriff’s fatal accident inquiry finding over a “reasonable precaution” which the doctor could have taken whereby the death might have been avoided has had his legal challenge against the determination dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 6 March 2017

Relatives of Turkish businessman win legal challenge over leave to remain in UK

The family of a Turkish businessman who was granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK have successfully challenged a decision by the Home Secretary to refuse their applications to stay in the country.

Court of Session Outer House 23 February 2017