Case archive



Supreme Court upholds Inner House ruling on French-born children’s ‘habitual residence’ in Scotland

of those proceedings was a “wrongful retention” within the meaning of the Convention, on the ba ...

26 May 2015

Minimum notification period of 15-years before review does not breach sex offenders’ human rights

The minimum period of 15 years which certain sex offenders subject to mandatory notification require ...

26 May 2015

Patient at psychiatric clinic who sought to challenge detention has judicial review petition dismissed

A patient at a psychiatric treatment facility who sought judicial review over the failure by the Sco ...

22 May 2015

Man who sought to publish book against wishes of ex-wife wins case at UK Supreme Court

A man who sought to a publish a book detailing the his life including details of severe physical and ...

21 May 2015

Alleged drink-driver fails in bid to have case thrown out over court delays

A man charged with a number of contraventions of the Road Traffic Act 1988, including drink-driving ...

21 May 2015

Christian-run bakery ‘unlawfully discriminated’ against gay man for refusing to make ‘gay cake’

The Christian directors of a bakery “unlawfully discriminated” against a gay man in refusing to ...

20 May 2015

Prisoner to be awarded damages for use of ‘disproportionate’ restraint by G4S during hospital visits

A prisoner who claimed the restraint used by security officers to take him from jail to attend hospi ...

19 May 2015

Inner House dismisses appeal against windfarm application refusal

A company whose application for planning permission to develop a windfarm was refused has failed in ...

Court of Session Inner House — 18 May 2015

Criminal Appeal Court clarifies when a judge can reject plea in mitigation given without supporting evidence

The Criminal Appeal Court has issued an opinion clarifying the circumstances in which a sheriff can ...

14 May 2015

Prison officer fails in damages claim for injury sustained during riot training exercise

A prison officer who was injured while taking part in a riot training exercise has had an action for ...

13 May 2015

NHS 24 sues company over call handling software contract dispute

NHS 24 is suing a software company following a contractual dispute over the terms of an agreement to ...

12 May 2015

Schoolboy hit by bus awarded £8000 damages after judge rules driver was ‘negligent’

A schoolboy who was hit by a bus while “larking about” with friends on the pavement as the vehic ...

Court of Session Outer House — 11 May 2015

Man injured by falling ice fails in damages action against Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

A man who sued the fire service after he was injured when ice and guttering fell from the roof of a ...

Court of Session Outer House — 8 May 2015

Scotch whisky producer wins appeal to register ‘Jura Origin’ as a trade mark

A Scotch whisky producer has won an appeal to register the words “Jura Origin” as a trade mark i ...

England and Wales High Court — 7 May 2015

Father fails in appeal against refusal of contact with child despite sheriff’s ‘out of date’ decision

A father whose attempt to secure parental rights and responsibilities together with contact with his ...

6 May 2015