Case archive



Motorist who claimed justice of the peace ‘lacked impartiality’ loses appeal against conviction for driving while using mobile phone

A motorist found guilty of using a mobile phone while driving who claimed that the justice of the pe ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 12 June 2018

New simple procedure does not change sheriff’s powers in dealing with undefended cases, appeal court rules

The Sheriff Appeal Court has published a judgment in three test cases concerning the court’s a ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 23 May 2018

Parent who harassed head teacher fails in appeal against court orders prohibiting further abuse

A parent who challenged court orders which were imposed upon him after he subjected a retired head t ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 27 April 2018

Anglers win right to sue Scottish Water over river acid spill

An angling group has won a legal battle to sue Scottish Water over a spillage of high-purity acid ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 4 April 2018

Consecutive sentence imposed for breach of CPO and domestic assault was ‘incompetent’

A man who was sentenced to five-and-a-half months’ imprisonment for assaulting his wife with one m ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 3 April 2018

Speeding motorist who challenged whether police warning was given ‘at the time of the offence’ loses appeal against dangerous driving conviction

A man found guilty of dangerous driving who claimed that there was “insufficient evidence” to co ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 29 March 2018

‘Death row’ dogs saved from destruction by appeal court

Two dogs that were sentenced to death for being “dangerously out of control” have been given a s ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 21 March 2018

Lifelong driving ban ‘not excessive’ for motorist with ‘appalling record’

A man who was disqualified from driving for life following the latest in a series of motoring offenc ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 3 July 2017

Sheriff Appeal Court upholds PI sheriff’s decision to sanction employment of counsel

The Sheriff Appeal Court has refused an appeal against a personal injury sheriff’s decision to s ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 26 April 2017

National park authority wins appeal in dispute with estate owner over public access rights to land

A Scottish national park authority has successfully challenged a sheriff’s decision to allow an ap ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 25 April 2017

Man who approached girl, 14, loses appeal against ‘threatening behaviour’ conviction

A man found guilty of behaving in a “threatening and abusive manner likely to cause a reasonable p ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 28 March 2017

Sheriff’s comment that child witness was ‘very brave’ did not render trial unfair

A newsagent found guilty of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices towards young female employees a ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 27 March 2017

Executor to pay £141,000 from father’s estate after losing damages claim over fish and chip shop

A former priest has been ordered to pay his brother-in-law more than £140,000 in damages from his l ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 21 March 2017

Scots lawyer convicted over domestic incident loses appeal against sheriff’s refusal to order absolute discharge

A solicitor and RAF wing commander found guilty of behaving in a “threatening or abusive manner” ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 13 March 2017

Sheriff was wrong to refuse to grant interdict in dispute between farm neighbours who fell out in ‘spectacular style

A couple who were the victims of an “intentional course of harassment” at the hands of their nei ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 21 February 2017