Sheriff Appeal Court issues guideline judgment in refusing motorist’s appeal against ‘excessive’ fine
A motorist who was fined £500 after being convicted of driving without a valid licence and without insurance has failed in an appeal to have the financial penalty reduced.
Sheriff Appeal Court 26 November 2019
A bus driver found guilty of dangerous driving after failing to leave a sufficient gap as he drove past a parked van and passing pedestrian has successfully appealed against his conviction.
Sheriff Appeal Court 5 November 2019
Motorist who failed to appear for ‘special reasons’ proof loses appeal against penalty points imposed
A motorist who was fined and given six penalty points after being convicted of driving without insurance and who claimed there were “special reasons” for her licence not being endorsed has had her appeal dismissed.
Sheriff Appeal Court 7 October 2019
Compensation awards for criminal acts should not be discounted for guilty plea, Sheriff Appeal Court rules
A man who was required to pay a total of £6,000 in compensation after shouting sectarian abuse at two police officers during a drunken struggle and spitting at a paramedic has had an appeal against what he claimed was an “excessive” amount rejected.
Sheriff Appeal Court 5 September 2019
A Hibernian fan who was jailed for confronting Rangers captain James Tavernier during a match has failed in an appeal to have his custodial term quashed.
Sheriff Appeal Court 16 July 2019
A sheriff’s decision to grant an absolute discharge to a woman found guilty of the theft of £200 worth of fencing was “unduly lenient”, the Sheriff Appeal Court has ruled. Three appeal sheriffs quashed the sheriff’s decision and convicted the respondent of the ch
Sheriff Appeal Court 21 May 2019
A motorist who was jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to a charge of drink driving having been caught more than seven times over the legal limit has had his sentence reduced following an appeal.
Sheriff Appeal Court 29 January 2019
Woman injured in fall wins damages after appealing against sheriff’s ‘volenti non fit injuria’ ruling
A woman with medical problems and restricted mobility who sued public works contractors after she fell and was injured as she tried to access her front door while excavation works were ongoing outside the property has won her appeal for damages.
Sheriff Appeal Court 16 January 2019
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
Sheriff Appeal Court 31 August 2018
Crown successfully appeals against JP’s decision to acquit ‘speeding driver’ over lack of corroboration
Sheriff Appeal Court 18 July 2018
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 peace’s conduct of the proceedings breached his right to a fair trial has had his appeal against conviction dismissed.
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 approach in undefended actions under the simple procedure rules.
Sheriff Appeal Court 23 May 2018