Case archive



Police constable who gave false report to protect colleague wins appeal against ‘wilful neglect of duty’ conviction

A police officer who was jailed after being found guilty of lying to protect a colleague for alleged ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 4 September 2015

Human rights challenge against ‘named person’ legislation refused by appeal judges

A challenge to legislation which will see a “named person” assigned to every child in Scotland h ...

Court of Session Inner House — 3 September 2015

Developer’s £15m damages claim against council over Commonwealth Games site dismissed as ‘irrelevant’

A property development company which sued Scotland’s largest local authority for £15 million foll ...

Court of Session Outer House — 2 September 2015

Strasbourg court rules Tunisian migrants' human rights violated in Italy during Arab Spring

The European court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held that the rights of clandestine migrants from Tun ...

European Court of Human Rights — 1 September 2015

Scots conveyancer guilty of ‘professional misconduct’ for breaching lenders’ handbook and money laundering regulations

A Scots lawyer who failed in his duties under the CML Handbook and at common law to provide material ...

1 September 2015

Woman fails in legal challenge over health board’s ‘unlawful’ withdrawal of homeopathic services

A disabled woman who challenged a health board’s decision to cease providing homeopathic treatme ...

Court of Session Outer House — 31 August 2015

Criminal Appeal Court refuses appeal against ‘oppressive’ restrictions on internet use

A man who was given a community payback order with restrictions on his internet use after being conv ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 28 August 2015

Union’s appeal for judicial review of employment tribunal fees dismissed

A trade union which challenged the introduction of fees for claimants to pursue employment tribunals ...

England and Wales Court of Appeal — 27 August 2015

Scots lawyer wins appeal against Law Society’s ‘unsatisfactory conduct’ ruling

A Scots lawyer has successfully challenged a decision of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland ...

25 August 2015

Crown wins appeal against sheriff’s ‘not proven’ ruling over non-harassment order breach

The Crown has successfully challenged a sheriff’s decision to acquit a man of breaching a non-hara ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 24 August 2015

Ryanair defeated in test case over compensation time limit

Budget airline Ryanair has been told it cannot impose a two-year time limit on passengers' claims fo ...

24 August 2015

Scots lawyer who removed client files from firm’s office found not guilty of ‘professional misconduct’

A Scots lawyer who removed files from her firm’s office over fears her fellow partner in the busin ...

21 August 2015

Extradition to Poland for ‘minor’ alleged offence would be ‘disproportionate’, Criminal Appeal Court rules

A man accused of fraud has successfully challenged a sheriff’s decision to order his extradition t ...

High Court of Justiciary — 19 August 2015

Legal advice need not be incorrect or negligent to be inadequate, appeal court rules

A Scottish lawyer who was ordered to pay compensation to clients after he was found to have provided ...

Court of Session Inner House — 18 August 2015

Cross-examination of sexual assault complainer ‘should not extend to witness intimidation’ – Lord Justice Clerk

The right to cross-examination of an alleged sexual assault victim “does not extend to insulting o ...

High Court of Justiciary — 14 August 2015