Case archive

‘White van man’ found guilty of breach of the peace charges fails in appeal against conviction

A “white van man” found guilty of three charges of breach of the peace after repeatedly staring at children in public places and attempting to lure a young boy into his vehicle has failed in appeal against conviction.

22 January 2015

Airline fails in appeal to ECJ over Commission decision in airport authority case

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that the European Commission acted correctly in rejecting a complaint brought by an airline against  a competition authority’s handling of its case against an airport authority over alleged abuse of a dominant position in the internal market.

European Court of Justice 21 January 2015

Council’s application for authority to sell ground forming part of the common good‏ refused

A Scottish local authority has had an application for authority to sell ground forming part of the common good to a furniture company refused after a sheriff ruled that the loss of amenity to the local community would not be offset by the proceeds of the sale being invested in the common good fund.

Sheriff Court 20 January 2015

Pub which lost licence after drug use incidents fails in appeal against revocation

The owners of a pub which had its licence revoked following several incidents of illegal drug use and public disorder have lost an appeal against the decision.

Court of Session Inner House 19 January 2015

Chef who claimed he was injured at work fails in damages claim

A chef who was injured when a wardrobe pole fell on him while he was staying in a lodge provided by his employers at a holiday park where he worked has had an action for damages refused.

Court of Session Inner House 15 January 2015

Inner House issues ruling in dispute over land occupied by non-owner

The Inner House of the Court of Session has published a judgment in a case which raised the issue of the extent to which a pursuer requires to establish his own title to land in circumstances where a defender whom he is trying to remove does not have any title but avers that the land may be owned by a third party.

Court of Session Inner House 14 January 2015

Criminal Appeal Court ‘unable to criticise’ 20-year punishment part imposed for murder

A man who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment after being found guilty of murder has failed in an appeal against sentence.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 13 January 2015

Mesothelioma victim’s relatives’ claim for damages ‘not excluded from jury trial’, judge rules

The family of a railway worker who died after contracting an asbestos-related illness will have their action for damages heard by a jury after a judge in the Court of Session ruled that their claim was not excluded from jury trial.

12 January 2015

Inner House makes expenses award against Lord Advocate in Salvesen v Riddell case

A landlord who was forced to go to the Inner House of the Court of Session to defend his property rights has been awarded expenses from the Lord Advocate after judges ruled that he had been “unavoidably drawn” into a “costly and prolonged litigation”.

Court of Session Inner House 7 January 2015