Case archive



Outer House judge refuses petition for recognition of Singaporean moratoria on insolvent offshore companies

A petition for recognition of foreign legal proceedings under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 by the Director of Finance for a group of insolvent companies has been refused by a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 27 September 2021

Court of Appeal rules that artificial intelligence cannot be named as inventor in patent application

The English Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the UK Intellectual Property Office to reject two patent applications designating an artificial intelligence designed to create patentable inventions as the inventor.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 24 September 2021

Army officer who claimed seaside home benefited from servitude loses Inner House appeal

An army officer who owned a seaside house in Fife has lost an appeal in the Inner House of the Court of Session against the decision that he did not have a servitude over a strip of land owned by his neighbours.

Court of Session Inner House 23 September 2021

Travel agent loses Supreme Court appeal alleging lawful economic duress by monopoly supplier

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a travel agent against a decision that it could not set aside a contractual agreement with an airline with a monopoly on flights between the UK and Pakistan for reasons of lawful act economic duress.

UK Supreme Court 22 September 2021

Cumbernauld man loses High Court appeal against shop knife assault conviction

The High Court of Justiciary has refused an appeal by a Cumbernauld man against his conviction at Airdrie Sheriff Court for assaulting another man near a local shop with a knife.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 20 September 2021

English Court of Appeal sets aside High Court guidance on prescribing puberty blockers to children

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has set aside a decision of the High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division) advising that children aged under 16 should not be prescribed puberty-blocking drugs as part of treatment for gender dysphoria without sanction from the court.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 21 September 2021

Inner House rejects appeal against refusal of permission for North Lanarkshire energy-from-waste development

A bio-energy company whose appeal against the refusal of an application for planning permission for an energy-from-waste installation was refused by the Scottish Ministers has failed to appeal that decision in the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 16 September 2021

English Court of Appeal rules polygamous second wife of deceased Pakistani man not entitled to bereavement benefits

The English Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions against a decision that a widow of a formerly polygamous marriage was entitled to Bereavement Payment and Widowed Parent’s Allowance.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 17 September 2021

City council grant of planning permission for e-bike station declared ultra vires by Outer House

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has declared that a purported planning grant for an e-bike docking station outside a Category B listed tenement building in Dundee is ultra vires and of no effect after the decision was challenged by locals.

Court of Session Outer House 15 September 2021

Sheriff finds death of chronically ill prisoner at HMP Addiewell could have been avoided

A sheriff has determined that the death of a prisoner in Scotland’s only privately-run prison could potentially have been avoided were it not for defects in the prison’s then-current system of working.

Sheriff Court 14 September 2021

Outer House awards £290,000 in damages to family of man who died in diving boat accident

The family of a 50-year-old man who died after having an accident on a diving boat near Cape Wrath have been awarded £290,000 in damages by a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 13 September 2021

Glasgow sheriff orders Brexit Party to pay £22k in unpaid invoices to advertising firm

A sheriff has ordered the Brexit Party to pay just over £22,000 in unpaid invoice expenses to an advertising company based in Glasgow.

Sheriff Court 10 September 2021

High Court refuses appeal against trial judge’s decision to review evidence admissibility in sexual offences trial

An appeal by a man charged with 19 sexual offences against six different complainers challenging a trial judge’s decision to review orders allowing certain evidence to be led by him has been refused by the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 9 September 2021

Prisoner recalled from community release on two previous occasions fails in challenge of decision not to release him on licence

A prisoner who challenged a decision of the Parole Board that he should not be released from prison on licence has had his petition for judicial review of the decision refused by the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 8 September 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court finds certificate for repair costs on burdened farm property contained manifest errors

The Sheriff Appeal Court has determined that a certificate of repairs issued by the proprietors of a farm in respect of a real burden to the purchasers of the burdened property contained manifest errors preventing it from being wholly enforceable.

Sheriff Appeal Court 7 September 2021