Case archive



Inner House rules that landlord can demolish property subject to repairing standard order

A tenant who rented a cottage in Argyll that the landlord intended to recover possession of in order to demolish it has had his appeal against the possession order refused.

Court of Session Inner House 15 April 2020

Doctor loses appeal against medical tribunal’s decision she falsified report

A doctor who was removed from the medical register after being found to have intentionally falsified parts of a medical examination has had her appeal against the decision refused.

Court of Session Inner House 14 April 2020

Repeat offenders denied bail appeal due to COVID-19 uncertainties over trial diet

Two men who had been remanded in custody since July 2019 charged with assault and robbery and whose trial had been postponed due to the suspension of jury trials have had their appeal against refusal of bail refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 9 April 2020

Ruff justice: Dog walker ordered to pay £3,000 in damages for defamatory Facebook post about business rival

A woman running a dog walking business in the Edinburgh area has succeeded in an action for defamation against another woman who operated a similar business.

Sheriff Court 8 April 2020

Tenant refused permission to appeal eviction decision to Court of Session

A tenant who was refused an extension of the time limit for requesting permission to appeal an eviction decision by the Upper Tribunal for Scotland has been refused permission to appeal to the Court of Session by the same court.

Upper Tribunal for Scotland 7 April 2020

Sex offender’s conviction upheld on appeal but sentence reduced by two years

A man convicted of a number of sexual offences has had his appeal against conviction refused but succeeded in having his sentence reduced due to his significantly low intelligence.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 6 April 2020

Supreme Court: Barclays Bank not vicariously liable for doctor’s alleged sexual assaults

The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by Barclays Bank and held that they were not vicariously liable for any sexual assaults committed by a doctor who performed medical examinations on their behalf.

UK Supreme Court 3 April 2020

Couple who rented stately home granted limited repairing standard appeal

A couple who rented a stately home near Perth have been granted limited permission to appeal the Housing and Property Chamber’s decision regarding the state of repair of their property.

Upper Tribunal for Scotland 2 April 2020

Edinburgh City Council granted permanence order to allow child’s adoption

The City of Edinburgh Council has successfully been granted a permanence order under section 80 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 in relation to the child of a mother diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and a father with limited leave to remain in the UK.

Sheriff Court 1 April 2020

Housing association tenant’s damages claim over property’s poor sound insulation dismissed

A housing association tenant who sued his landlord over its alleged failure to properly sound-proof his property has had his action dismissed.

Sheriff Court 27 March 2020

Man who pled guilty to assault but claimed ‘mental disorder’ fails in ‘defective representation’ appeal

A man who pled guilty to a violent assault who claimed he was the victim of a “miscarriage of justice” because he may have been suffering from a “mental disorder” at the time of the offence has had an appeal against his conviction rejected.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 26 March 2020

Criminal Appeal Court upholds firearms convictions after rejecting ‘hearsay’ claim

Two men found guilty of firearms offences have failed in an appeal against their convictions.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 25 March 2020

Woman’s drugs conviction quashed over ‘unfair’ police questioning

A woman found guilty of being concerned in the supplying of heroin and speed after the drugs were found during a police search of her home has had her conviction quashed following an appeal.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 24 March 2020

BBC legal challenge over sheriff’s failure to provide reasons for imposing reporting restrictions dismissed

Media organisations who claimed that a sheriff’s decision to impose reporting restrictions in a civil case without providing reasons for making the order breached the principle of “open justice” have had their legal challenge dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 20 March 2020

Man who posted intimate picture of ex on Facebook wins appeal against sex offender registration

A man convicted of a so-called “revenge porn” offence after posting an intimate picture of a former partner on Facebook has successfully challenged a decision to place him on the sex offenders register.

Sheriff Appeal Court 19 March 2020