Case archive



Court of Session rules ‘Brexit’ revocation question can be referred to European Court of Justice

A question about whether the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) can be ...

Court of Session Inner House — 21 September 2018

Observing partner partially clothed ‘not a criminal act’

Viewing one’s partner naked does not constitute voyeurism, appeal judges have ruled.   ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 20 September 2018

Ex-councillor loses appeal against conviction for sending anti-Muslim text messages to lover

A former councillor found guilty of behaving in a “threatening and abusive manner which was li ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 19 September 2018

Rapist convicted after spiking girls’ drinks loses appeal over alleged ‘misdirection’ on corroboration

A man found guilty of rape and sexual assault after spiking his victims’ drinks has had an app ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 18 September 2018

Taxi driver fails in legal challenge against ‘unfair’ mixed fleet vehicle policy

A taxi driver who claimed that a Scottish local authority’s “mixed fleet” policy w ...

Sheriff Court — 17 September 2018

Grandmother successfully challenges Home Secretary’s decision to dismiss UK family life claim as ‘clearly unfounded’

A grandmother from St Lucia whose application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom on the basis ...

Court of Session Outer House — 13 September 2018

Drug dealers’ sentences cut following appeal over ‘double counting’ of serious organised crime aggravation

Two drug dealers who were jailed after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine a ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 12 September 2018

High Court issues judgment on discount rate to be applied to penalties in road traffic cases

Where a motorist has pleaded guilty to road traffic offences and the sentencing process involves the ...

High Court of Justiciary — 11 September 2018

Deportation of father-of-two convicted of drugs offences did not meet ‘high threshold’ for removal of EU national

The Home Secretary’s decision to deport a Polish father-of-two following drink-drivi ...

Court of Session Inner House — 10 September 2018

Rangers administrators’ damages claims against Lord Advocate for ‘wrongful prosecution’ to proceed to full hearing

One of the former administrators of Rangers Football Club Plc who is suing the Chief Constable ...

Court of Session Outer House — 7 September 2018

Pro-independence blogger granted full hearing in £25,000 defamation claim against Labour MSP

A pro-independence blogger who alleged that the former leader of the Scottish Labour Party defamed h ...

Sheriff Court — 6 September 2018

Family of fatal heart attack victim fail in negligence claim over GP’s failure to call ambulance

The family of a woman who died from a heart attack an hour after a doctor visited her at home and fa ...

Court of Session Outer House — 5 September 2018

Company director fails in appeal against decision to dismiss insurance claim over fire

The director of a company whose premises were destroyed by a fire has failed in an appeal ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 4 September 2018

Iranian asylum seekers win appeal for rehearing of religious persecution claims after tribunals ‘disregarded’ churchgoers’ evidence

Two Iranian nationals whose claims for asylum based on their fear of persecution arising out of thei ...

Court of Session Inner House — 3 September 2018

‘Drink-driving’ accused fails in appeal against sheriff’s decision to delay trial

A motorist accused of drink-driving who claimed that a sheriff’s decision to adjourn ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 31 August 2018