Case archive

Law student who alleged university failed to deliver proper standard of tuition fails in ‘breach of contract’ claim

A law student who refused to pay his tuition fees after alleging that the university at which he was studying failed to deliver the standard of education and service he expected has had a “breach of contract” claim dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 17 June 2015

Racehorse trainer injured when horse fell on him has damages claim refused

A racehorse trainer who was severely injured when a horse fell and landed on him during an exercise session has had an action for damages refused.

15 June 2015

Scots lawyer jailed for embezzling clients’ cash struck-off solicitors’ roll

A Scots lawyer who was jailed for embezzling thousands of pounds of clients’ money has been struck of the solicitors’ roll for professional misconduct.

11 June 2015

Transcript of Tommy Sheridan’s cross-examination of Andy Coulson ‘inadmissible’ at perjury trial due to ‘parliamentary privilege’

A transcript of a passage of Tommy Sheridan’s cross-examination of Andrew Coulson during the former MSP’s perjury trial was inadmissible in evidence at the trial of the ex-editor of the News of the World for allegedly making false statements under oath.

High Court of Justiciary 10 June 2015

US citizen jailed for assault wins appeal against custodial sentence

A trainee greenkeeper who was jailed for 21 months after being convicted of assaulting a university student following an argument in a pub has successfully challenged the sentence imposed by a sheriff.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 9 June 2015

Donald Trump’s legal challenge against windfarm near golf course refused

Donald Trump’s appeal against a judge’s dismissal of his legal challenge to a decision to approve the development of a windfarm near his golf course in Aberdeen Bay has been refused.

8 June 2015

Foreign adoption order recognised at common law in Scottish legal first

An adoption order granted by a court in Ethiopia is thought to be the first foreign adoption order to been recognised and registered at common law in Scotland.

Court of Session Inner House 5 June 2015

Defenders owed ‘duty of care’ to self-employed worker who was injured during pantomime set-up, judge rules

A self-employed stage production manager has been awarded damages of £10,000 after being injured in a fall while unloading the set for a Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime.

Court of Session Outer House 4 June 2015

Andy Coulson acquitted of perjury after judge upholds ‘no case to answer’ submission

Andrew Coulson, the former editor of the defunct tabloid the News of the World, has been acquitted of perjury by a judge at the High Court in Edinburgh.

3 June 2015

Sheriff refuses Lord Advocate’s application to extradite Slovakian man to serve sentence for ‘joy-riding’

A Slovakian man wanted by authorities in his home country to serve a prison sentence for a “joy-riding” offence which occurred more than a decade ago will not be extradited.

2 June 2015

English Bridge Union granted judicial review of refusal to recognise card game as a ‘sport’

, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels”.

1 June 2015

Motorist jailed for nine years for causing death by dangerous driving has sentence reduced on appeal

A motorist who was sentenced to nine years imprisonment after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving has had his custodial term reduced on appeal.

High Court of Justiciary 28 May 2015

Sapper caught growing cannabis at home wins appeal against ‘excessive’ sentence

A former “sapper” who was sentenced to three years imprisonment after being convicted of drugs-related offences has had his custodial reduced on appeal.

High Court of Justiciary 27 May 2015

Supreme Court upholds Inner House ruling on French-born children’s ‘habitual residence’ in Scotland

of those proceedings was a “wrongful retention” within the meaning of the Convention, on the basis that the children were “habitually resident” in France immediately before proceedings commenced.

26 May 2015

Minimum notification period of 15-years before review does not breach sex offenders’ human rights

The minimum period of 15 years which certain sex offenders subject to mandatory notification requirements must wait before seeking a review does not breach their human rights, appeal judges have ruled.

26 May 2015