Case archive



High Court refuses appeal against conviction by man who murdered family member of ex-wife’s new partner

A man who was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering the partner of his ex-wife’s new boyfriend’s mother in 2019 has had his appeal against conviction refused by the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 9 July 2021

Glasgow sheriff refuses certification of skilled witness in £100 personal injury case

A Glasgow summary sheriff has refused to authorise a consultant orthopaedic surgeon as a skilled witness in an action by a man involved in a car accident against the insurer of the vehicle that hit him.

Sheriff Court 8 July 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court refuses appeal against sheriff’s decision not to remit bus crash damages actions to Court of Session

A joint appeal by three members of the same family who were injured in a road accident on holiday in Malta seeking a remit of their actions to the Court of Session has been refused by the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 7 July 2021

Court of Session grants vexatious litigant order against former engineering company director

The Inner House of the Court of Session has granted a permanent vexatious litigant order against the former director of an engineering company after an application by the Lord Advocate.

Court of Session Inner House 6 July 2021

Dunoon woman fails in Sheriff Appeal Court challenge of welfare guardian appointment

The Sheriff Appeal Court has refused an appeal by a 57-year-old woman challenging the appointment by her local authority of a welfare guardian with the power to determine where she could live and where she was allowed to go.

Sheriff Appeal Court 5 July 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court refuses to release expert witness evidence recording to medical negligence pursuer

A motion by a man who sued a health board for damages resulting from negligence seeking access to a digital recording of evidence provided by an expert witness has been refused by the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 2 July 2021

High Court reduces sentence of gang member convicted of attempted murder of rival

The High Court of Justiciary has reduced the sentence of a man who was convicted of the attempted murder of a rival gang member after his case was referred to the court by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

High Court of Justiciary 1 July 2021

High Court refuses appeal by man convicted of indecently assaulting foster brother as a teenager

A man who was convicted of indecently assaulting his foster brother when he was a teenager has lost an appeal to the High Court of Justiciary against his conviction on the ground of sufficiency of evidence.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 30 June 2021

SPF General Secretary who posted comedy GIF in Twitter debate over Sheku Bayoh death loses challenge against misconduct proceedings

A judicial review petition by the General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation challenging a decision of the Deputy Chief Constable of Police Scotland to institute misconduct proceedings against him has been refused by a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 29 June 2021

Inner House rules former owners of land acquired to build Aberdeen bypass entitled to compensation

An appeal by the Scottish Ministers against a decision by the Lands Tribunal for Scotland to award compensation to the former owner of land acquired in order to build the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 28 June 2021

High Court of Justiciary orders sheriff to approve extradition of Albanian man wanted by Italian authorities

The High Court of Justiciary has reversed a sheriff’s decision to discharge from custody an Albanian man wanted by the Italian authorities to serve a prison sentence for his role in an attempted murder, and ordered that he be extradited.

High Court of Justiciary 25 June 2021

Couple who murdered Shetland woman for drug money lose appeals against conviction

Two people who were sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a woman in Shetland have failed to challenge their convictions in the High Court of Justiciary but succeeded in having the punishment parts of their sentences reduced.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 24 June 2021

Limited partner in investment fund succeeds in action demanding true accounting of entitlements due to him

A limited partner in a Scottish investment fund has succeeded in the first stage of an action of count, reckoning and payment against the partnership and its general partners before the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 23 June 2021

UKSC: Doctor who negligently advised mother over genetic condition not liable for costs associated with child’s unrelated diagnosis

A woman whose doctor negligently led her to believe she was not a carrier of a hereditary disease has had her appeal against a decision that the doctor was not liable for all the costs associated with raising her child refused by the Supreme Court.

UK Supreme Court 22 June 2021

Supreme Court holds accounting firm liable to English building society for millions in damages for negligent advice

The Supreme Court has found that an accounting firm that incorrectly advised a building society that it could use a method of accounting known as “hedge accounting” to handle volatility in certain payments had negligently cost the society £32 million for the cost of ditching the contracts early as a result.

UK Supreme Court 21 June 2021