Case archive



Outer House judge finds closure of Scottish churches disproportionate interference with human rights

A judicial review petition by 27 religious leaders in Scotland challenging the legitimacy of the Scottish Ministers’ decision to close places of worship in January 2021 has succeeded in the Outer House of the Court of Session. 

Court of Session Outer House 26 March 2021

El Salvador asylum seeker wins appeal against tribunal decision

An asylum seeker who claimed to fear persecution from a criminal gang in El Salvador has succeeded in challenging the finding of the Upper Tribunal that there were no arguable grounds of appeal against the original decision. 

Court of Session Outer House 14 September 2020

Barlinnie prisoner who was released and then detained again loses judicial review case

A convicted prisoner detained at HMP Barlinnie subject to an order for lifelong restriction has had his petition for judicial review of the decision of the Scottish Ministers and Glasgow City Council not to conduct any risk assessment exercises in relation to him refused. 

Court of Session Outer House 4 September 2020