Case archive



High Court allows appeal against conviction for rape and indecent assault

The High Court of Justiciary has allowed an appeal against conviction for charges of rape and indecent assault on the ground that the two charges were too materially different to mutually corroborate one another.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 19 June 2020

COVID-19: Man who deliberately coughed in faces of police officers has sentence increased

A Crown appeal against the leniency of the sentence of a man who pled guilty to deliberately coughing in the faces of two police officers and thus recklessly endangering their lives has resulted in the total sentence being increased by nine months.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 18 June 2020

Former El Salvador serviceman’s petition to reduce deportation decision refused

A citizen of El Salvador who claimed that he would be a victim of organised crime if he was deported from the UK has failed to petition for a judicial review of the decision to deport him.

Court of Session Outer House 17 June 2020

Interim orders granted against Stornoway blogger in ongoing defamation action by British Gas

The Outer House of the Court of Session has granted interim orders in an action for defamation brought by an energy company against a blogger from Stornoway that require him to remove certain blog posts as well as restricting the content of future posts.

Court of Session Outer House 16 June 2020

Planning appeal challenging building of house in sight of listed building refused

The proprietors of an 18th-century house in the Argyll and Bute area have had their appeal against the decision not to reduce a grant of planning permission to erect a house near the property refused.

Court of Session Outer House 15 June 2020

Aberdeenshire man who participated in multiple robberies whilst on bail loses appeal against conviction

A man who was convicted of attacking and robbing two men in Aberdeenshire while he was on bail has had his appeal against the convictions refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 12 June 2020

Property developer’s breach of missives action continued to proof

A company that was formed to complete a development of 55 residential apartments at a site near the Portobello Kilns in Edinburgh, has had its petition to amend a Deed of Conditions.

Court of Session Outer House 11 June 2020

Somali islander refused judicial review of asylum decision

A Somalian national who sought asylum in the UK and had his petition for judicial review of the decision to reject his application refused has failed in his challenge that decision in the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 10 June 2020

Sheriff Appeal Court quashes assault charge based on sheriff’s consideration of phone evidence

A man who was convicted of assaulting his former partner and of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner in breach of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 has succeeded in having the former charge quashed by the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 9 June 2020

Heir of man who died in 1999 loses claim for value of items from estate allegedly unaccounted for

A man who claimed that he was due payment for his share of the value of items from his late father’s estate that were not listed in the inventory of the estate has failed in his action for payment.

Sheriff Court 8 June 2020

Inner House refuses alleged fraudster’s extradition appeal

A Scottish man who is the subject of an extradition request by the US government has failed in his challenge of a sheriff’s decision to grant permission for the extradition to go ahead.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 5 June 2020

High Court rejects appeal of man convicted in 'distressing' sexual assault trial

A man who was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment for sexually assaulting a woman has had his appeal against conviction refused by the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 4 June 2020

Boat of Garten man loses ‘bad smell’ nuisance appeal against Scottish Water

A man who lives near a waste water treatment plant in the Highlands has failed to obtain declarator of continuing nuisance in respect of noxious fumes that were present in his garden.

Court of Session Outer House 3 June 2020

Farmer granted reduction of expulsion notice from family partnership

A farmer who was expelled from his family farming partnership has been granted decree of reduction of the expulsion notice.

Court of Session Outer House 2 June 2020

Killers of Glasgow man murdered with knife and hammer lose appeals against conviction

Two men who were convicted of the murder of a man in Glasgow have failed in their appeals against their conviction.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 1 June 2020