The Outer House of the Court of Session has rejected a petition for judicial review by six hospitality businesses and a commercial let operator in Edinburgh challenging the Scottish Ministers’ decision to continue the operation of Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions in the city.
Court of Session Outer House 14 December 2020
A local authority that claimed it was entitled to a percentage of a termination fee paid by a sub-lessee to the head tenant of a shopping centre it leased out has succeeded in establishing its entitlement to the monies.
Court of Session Outer House 25 September 2020
A construction company has failed in its action against a company it alleged had sold it a defective pile driving hammer, causing it to be unable to fulfil its obligations under another contract.
Court of Session Outer House 16 July 2020
A property developer that granted an option to purchase land it owned next to Edinburgh Airport in favour of the airport has failed to establish that the option had not been validly exercised.
Court of Session Outer House 25 June 2020
Court grants motion to enforce adjudicator’s £4m damages decision in dispute over school construction project
A company set up to deliver a number of new schools and community centres in North Lanarkshire that sued a construction company over defects in the development of one of the building projects has been granted a court order to enforce an adjudicator’s decision in its favour.
Court of Session Outer House 20 February 2020
A prisoner who claimed that the prison authorities breached his human rights by failing to provide him with rehabilitation has had a claim for £10,000 damages dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House 22 January 2020
The three-month time limit for raising judicial review proceedings begins on the date when the decision under challenge is made and not when the party seeking to bring the action is notified of the decision.
Court of Session Outer House 8 January 2020
Scots lawyer’s legal challenge against disciplinary tribunal’s expenses award dismissed as ‘incompetent’
A Scots lawyer found guilty of “professional misconduct” who was ordered to pay the legal expenses of the proceedings on an “agent and client” scale has had a legal challenge against the decision dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House 17 December 2019
Glasgow City Council action to recover damages from bin lorry crash driver’s former employer dismissed
A legal action by Glasgow City Council against bus operator First Glasgow to recover £860,000 in damages plus more than £40,000 in expenses paid to the family of one of the victims of the tragic bin lorry crash five years ago has been dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House 11 December 2019
A commercial property landlord has been granted a court order requiring a tenant to leave the premises after a judge ruled that the notice to terminate the lease, which gave a period of just under six months, was valid under common law.
Court of Session Outer House 4 October 2019
A contractor which claimed the Scottish government acted unlawfully in giving taxpayers' money to a competitor in the purchase of a Highland industrial yard has had a £25 million damages action dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House 30 September 2019
Prisoner who applied for early release on ground of previously successful curfew has judicial review petition refused
A short-term prisoner who was refused early release under Home Detention Curfew (HDC) under the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 has had his petition against the decision rejected.
Court of Session Outer House 13 August 2019
A Scottish local authority which entered into missives for the sale of land to a property developer and subsequently granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the site was not entitled to rescind the contract on the basis that the appropriate fee had not been paid when the planning application was submitted.
Court of Session Outer House 10 January 2019
Prisoner entitled to reparation after prison service failed to protect him from attack by fellow inmate
A prisoner who was assaulted in jail after warning a prison officer that a fellow inmate had threatened to “smash his f****** Polish face in” is entitled to damages, the Court of Session has ruled.
Court of Session Outer House 23 August 2017
The Court of Session has refused to allow the relatives of a mechanical fitter who died as a result of exposure to asbestos to amend their claim in their personal injury action for damages against the state.
Court of Session Outer House 20 April 2017