Police officer facing misconduct proceedings over sexual assault conviction loses legal claim for medical discharge
A police officer found guilty of sexual offences whose application to retire on the grounds of permanent disablement was refused by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has had a legal challenge against the decision dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House — 11 July 2019
Two police officers involved in the incident which led to the death of Sheku Bayoh have successfully challenged decisions to refuse their requests to retire on medical grounds.
Court of Session Outer House — 23 April 2019
Community councils can be sued for damages for personal injuries, the Court of Session has ruled.
Court of Session Outer House — 7 December 2018
A family has been awarded £100,000 damages following a fatal road traffic accident involving a supermarket delivery van and an fuel tanker near their home which resulted in the lorry crashing into their garden and spilling thousands of gallons of aviation fuel.
Court of Session Outer House — 24 October 2018
A homeless man who was evicted for rent arrears has successfully argued that a decision to the effect that he was “intentionally homeless” was “unlawful” - but his legal challenge was dismissed because he raised the action against the wrong party.
Court of Session Outer House — 23 October 2018
The owners of a Speyside whisky distillery who claimed that the development of a new wind farm in Banffshire was “unlawful” on the basis that the construction works did not begin within the five-year time limit imposed upon the developer have had their legal challenge dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House — 19 April 2018
A former part-time sheriff who experienced “despair, distrust and desolation” following the breakdown of his marriage has been given three months to allow him and his ex-wife to reach an agreement over their finances after she was granted a divorce without him knowing about it.
Court of Session Outer House — 23 February 2018
A convicted murderer who sought legal aid for a UK Supreme Court appeal against a ruling upholding a decision by the Scottish Information Commission to refuse to order the release of CCTV footage he believes will help prove his innocence has had his claim for state funding refused.
Court of Session Outer House — 22 February 2018
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Court of Session Outer House — 9 January 2018
Individuals seeking to challenge an age assessment in court should do so by judicial review, a judge has ruled.
Court of Session Outer House — 18 September 2017
A consultant engineer who was seriously injured after he slipped and fell on a patch of black ice in a car park has had a £125,000 damages claim against a Scottish local authority dismissed.
Court of Session Outer House — 27 June 2017
Sale of company’s principal asset for half market value was not a ‘gratuitous alienation’, judge rules
The liquidators of a distribution services company which sold its principal asset for half its market value have failed in a legal challenge against the transaction.
Court of Session Outer House — 23 January 2017
Judge rules company failed to serve valid notice of claim as parties ‘did not intend to allow deviation from provisions on service’
A company which bought a whisky distillers and sought to intimate a £500,000 claim against the sellers has had its damages action rejected after it failed to serve a valid notice.
Court of Session Outer House — 29 February 2016
Judges rule Court of Session does not have jurisdiction to hear bank’s negligence claim against surveyors
A bank which raised an action for damages against a firm of surveyors over its valuation of a property after lending more than £2 million to a developer who was unable to repay the loan has been told that the Court of Session does not have jurisdiction to hear the dispute.
Court of Session Outer House — 27 November 2015
Developer’s £15m damages claim against council over Commonwealth Games site dismissed as ‘irrelevant’
A property development company which sued Scotland’s largest local authority for £15 million following a dispute over a contract to develop a site has had its claim dismissed as “irrelevant”.
Court of Session Outer House — 2 September 2015