Case archive



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

Supreme Court makes declaration of incompatibility between widowed parent's allowance and ECHR

The requirement that a claimant of widowed parent’s allowance must have been married to or hav ...

UK Supreme Court — 30 August 2018

Family of asbestos victim granted full hearing in damages claim against executor of estate of partner in former employer

The family of a painter and decorator who died of an asbestos-related condition have been granted a ...

Court of Session Outer House — 30 August 2018

Court allows appeal against sheriff’s decision that measure specified in CSO was not justified

A sheriff’s ruling that a Children’s Hearing decision to continue a Compulsory Supervisi ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 29 August 2018

Former fiscal granted full hearing in £1.3m damages claim against Lord Advocate for ‘stress at work’

A former procurator fiscal who is suing Scotland’s top law officer for £1.3 million for ...

Court of Session Outer House — 28 August 2018

Crime gang member loses appeal against sentence for cocaine deal but successfully challenges travel ban

A crime gang member who was sentenced to seven years and four months’ imprisonment after being ...

High Court of Justiciary — 27 August 2018

Appeal Court warns against judges praising party litigants’ opponents to avoid ‘perception of bias’

Judges should refrain from praising legal practitioners in their judgments in order to avoid any per ...

Court of Session Inner House — 24 August 2018

Damages claim by relatives of asbestos victim to be determined by Scots law, appeal judges rule

The family of a mechanical fitter who died of an asbestos-related illness in England after inhaling ...

Court of Session Inner House — 23 August 2018

Nigerian entrepreneur successfully challenges Home Secretary’s removal decision

A Nigerian entrepreneur who was granted leave to remain in the UK has successfully challenged a Home ...

Court of Session Outer House — 22 August 2018

Drugs offence accused fails in legal challenge against admissibility of evidence recovered following ‘forced entry’ into property

A man accused of being concerned in the supply of heroin who challenged the admissibility of evidenc ...

Court of Session Inner House — 21 August 2018

Church protestor with ‘God hates Catholics’ placard loses appeal against ‘abusive behaviour’ conviction

A “peaceful protestor” found guilty of a statutory breach of the peace for standing outs ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 20 August 2018