Case archive



Employment tribunal claimants can raise parallel proceedings for diligence on the dependence, judge rules

A woman awaiting a £75,000 payout following a successful employment tribunal case against her ...

Court of Session Outer House — 4 June 2018

Woman fails in personal injury damages claim after falling over stone at Scottish estate

A woman who fell over a large stone while walking in the grounds of a Scottish estate has had her ac ...

Sheriff Court — 1 June 2018

Appeal judges uphold damages award to prisoner for attempted murder by fellow inmate following negligence ruling

A prisoner who was found to be entitled to damages following a serious assault by another inmate aft ...

Court of Session Inner House — 30 May 2018

Scottish Legal Aid Board wins appeal against judge’s ruling to revoke grant of legal aid

The Scottish Legal Aid Board has successfully appealed against a judge’s ruling to reduce its ...

Court of Session Inner House — 24 May 2018

New simple procedure does not change sheriff’s powers in dealing with undefended cases, appeal court rules

The Sheriff Appeal Court has published a judgment in three test cases concerning the court’s a ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 23 May 2018

Widow’s legal action against son and daughter-in-law over sale of family home dismissed

A widow who sued her son and daughter-in-law following a dispute over the sale of the former family ...

Court of Session Outer House — 22 May 2018

Appeal against sentence allowed after sheriff ‘misdirected’ herself on question of discount

A man who was jailed for 22 months for throwing a paving stone through a neighbour’s window ha ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 21 May 2018

Man convicted of historical rape of sister and cousin wins appeal against ‘excessive’ nine-year sentence

A man who was sentenced to nine years‘ imprisonment after being found guilty of historical sex ...

Court of Session Inner House — 17 May 2018

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Court rejects construction company’s challenge to release of ‘commercially sensitive’ reports

A construction company involved in the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry which challenged a decision by the inq ...

Court of Session Outer House — 9 May 2018

Husband accused of assaulting wife fails in appeal to recover psychiatric report

A man accused of assaulting his wife has failed in an appeal to recover a psychiatric report which h ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 13 January 2015

Man sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for breach of interdicts

At the Court of Session this morning, Lord Doherty sentenced Paul Mackenzie to 10 months imprisonmen ...

Court of Session Outer House — 8 January 2015

Crown wins appeal over alleged armed bank robber’s ‘no case to answer’ acquittal

Prosecutors have successfully challenged a decision of a trial judge to uphold a defence submis ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 8 January 2015

Parents of fatal RTA victim fail in challenge to damages awards

The parents of a man who was killed after being struck by a car as he walked across a zebra crossing ...

Court of Session Inner House — 6 January 2015

Mother of baby loses appeal against sentence after lying to child's father about abortion so gay friend could obtain parental rights

A mother of an unborn baby and a gay friend who hatched a “callous and selfish scheme” w ...

High Court of Justiciary — 11 January 2016

Personal injury court refuses motion to treat final interlocutor as ‘pro non scripto’

A defender in a claim for damages for personal injuries in which a final decree was granted after th ...

Sheriff Court — 8 May 2018