Case archive



Council’s £12m damages claim against engineers over botched social housing development dismissed

A Scottish local authority which sued engineering contractors over a failed social housing development that had to be demolished for health and safety reasons has had its £12 million damages claim dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House — 21 March 2019

Judge rejects bank’s bid for couple to disclose privileged legal advice in loan guarantee dispute

The owners of the former McEwens of Perth department store will not have to disclose the legal advice they were given before signing a personal guarantee granted to them by a bank in their action for reduction of the contract, a judge has ruled.

Court of Session Outer House — 15 March 2019

Long-term prisoner sues over failure to allow maximum 180-day home detention curfew

A long-term prisoner who claimed that the prison authorities acted “unlawfully” in failing to properly progress his application for home detention curfew had his legal challenge dismissed, but the judge later conceded that he ought to have allowed the case to proceed to a full hearing.

Court of Session Outer House — 7 March 2019

Judge allows ‘time-barred’ damages claim over Glasgow bin lorry crash to proceed

Relatives of some of the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash who are suing Glasgow City Council for damages have been granted applications for their case against the local authority to proceed despite their claims being “time-barred”.

Court of Session Outer House — 10 December 2018

Historical child sex abuse victims awarded £200,000 damages

A man who was found guilty of sexually abusing his step-daughter and her cousin over a number of years starting when they were only eight years old has been ordered to pay them damages totalling £200,000.

Court of Session Outer House — 21 June 2018

Man sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for breach of interdicts

At the Court of Session this morning, Lord Doherty sentenced Paul Mackenzie to 10 months imprisonment following a petition and complaint by Mackenzie Hall Ltd & PRA UK Holding PTY Limited in respect of his breach of interim interdict and breach of interdict.

Court of Session Outer House — 8 January 2015

Judge refuses permission to proceed in legal challenge over revocability of Article 50

A cross-party group of members of the Scottish, UK and European parliaments who were seeking judicial review of the UK Government’s policy that the United Kingdom’s notification under Article 50(2) of the Treaty of the European Union will not be withdrawn have been refused permission to proceed.

Court of Session Outer House — 6 February 2018

Local authorities fail in damages claim against contractor over botched road repairs

A local authority contracting organisation which raised an action against a quarry product supplier following a series of failed road repairs has had its damages claim dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House — 24 August 2017

Judge refuses leave to appeal in ‘legal error’ challenge to arbitrator’s award

The Court of Session has refused an application for leave to appeal against an £800,000 award made by an arbitrator following a dispute between parties to a construction contract.

Court of Session Outer House — 16 February 2017

Council awarded £3m payout from insurers over collapse of Scottish Coal Company

A Scottish council has won a £3 million legal dispute with an insurance firm over the collapse of the Scottish Coal Company.

Court of Session Outer House — 17 June 2016

Retired lawyer wins dispute with former partners for share of whole firm assets

A retired lawyer has won a dispute with his former partners in a solicitors’ firm over his entitlement to a share of the partnership assets.

Court of Session Outer House — 29 April 2016

Shetland ferry operator’s £12m damages claim against Scottish Ministers dismissed

A ferry operator that sued the Scottish Government after it unsuccessfully bid for a contract to provide services between the Northern Isles and mainland Scotland has failed in a £12 million damages action.

Court of Session Outer House — 17 March 2016

Liquidator’s £28m action against solicitors’ firm following collapse of hedge fund to proceed

The liquidator of a multi-million pound hedge fund who raised an action against the company’s solicitors alleging that the firm “breached its fiduciary duties” to its client will be able to pursue its claim.

Court of Session Outer House — 5 March 2016

Judicial review of Lord Advocate’s policy on assisted suicide refused

A disabled man who is seeking to end his own life but is “apprehensive” that anyone who assisted him to commit suicide would risk criminal prosecution has failed in a legal bid to force Scotland’s prosecution service to publish guidance on its policy.

Court of Session Outer House — 9 September 2015

Oil company’s M74 land contamination claim against Scottish Ministers to proceed to proof

An oil company is suing the Scottish Government over claims its property is being contaminated by “hazardous chemicals” released from land used for the M74 extension.

Court of Session Outer House — 18 February 2015