Case archive



EEA national’s cousin in law not entitled to live in UK as ‘extended family member’, judge rules

An Indian man who claimed he had a right to live in the UK based on the fact his “cousin in la ...

Court of Session Outer House — 28 September 2018

Time-barred damages claim dismissed due to solicitors’ problems with service of summons

A damages claim for personal injuries arising out of a road traffic accident has been dismissed afte ...

Court of Session Outer House — 27 September 2018

Pensioner jailed for embezzling church funds wins appeal for non-custodial sentence

A pensioner who was jailed for 18 months’ after embezzling more than £70,000 from a chur ...

High Court of Justiciary — 26 September 2018

Nursing assistant loses appeal against ban on working with vulnerable adults

A nursing assistant who was barred from working with vulnerable adults after being accused of &ldquo ...

Sheriff Court — 25 September 2018

Crown appeal against ‘unduly lenient’ extended sentence refused

A Crown appeal against the sentence imposed by a sheriff on a man who admitted taking or p ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 24 September 2018

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