A summary sheriff erred in ruling that a mother’s slap to the head of her four-year-old daughter was not likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health so as to constitute an offence under the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937.
Sheriff Appeal Court — 5 December 2018
Sheriff Appeal Court allows insurer’s appeal in road traffic case after ruling skilled witness who took contingency fee was ‘not impartial’
The passengers of a car who suffered whiplash injuries following a road traffic accident have had the damages awarded in their favour reduced after the driver of the other vehicle’s insurers successfully challenged the medical evidence given in support of their claims.
Sheriff Appeal Court — 8 November 2018
A man who was given a community payback order after threatening to share intimate images of his former partner with her children in an act of so-called “revenge porn” has had an appeal against his sentence rejected.
Sheriff Appeal Court — 7 November 2018
Sheriff Appeal Court allows homeowners’ action for reduction and damages against sellers over ‘misrepresentation’ to proceed to proof
A couple who are suing the former owners of their home for damages over an alleged misrepresentation that they had no experience of flooding at the property have been granted a full hearing after the sellers’ appeal was refused.
Sheriff Appeal Court — 2 November 2018
A father who bought a show-jumping pony for his daughter but later sued the seller after claiming that the gelding was taller than advertised has had a court ruling in his favour overturned following an appeal.
Sheriff Appeal Court — 26 October 2018
Man convicted of masturbating in view of neighbour partially succeeds in appeal over lack of corroboration
A man found guilty of repeatedly exposing himself and masturbating in view of his next door neighbour has partially succeeded in an appeal due to a lack of corroboration.
Sheriff Appeal Court — 12 October 2018
Council wins adoption appeal after court rules living with father would be of ‘serious detriment’ to children’s welfare
Sheriff Appeal Court — 2 October 2018
Sheriff Appeal Court — 20 September 2018
Sheriff Appeal Court — 19 September 2018
Sheriff Appeal Court — 4 September 2018
Sheriff Appeal Court — 31 August 2018
Sheriff Appeal Court — 29 August 2018
Church protestor with ‘God hates Catholics’ placard loses appeal against ‘abusive behaviour’ conviction
Sheriff Appeal Court — 20 August 2018
Sheriff Appeal Court — 15 August 2018
Sheriff Appeal Court — 20 July 2018