Case archive



Judges pour cold water over firefighter’s appeal against wilful fire-raising conviction

A part-time firefighter who was found guilty of wilful fire-raising but claimed that a “miscarriag ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 20 July 2015

Nurse who settled personal injury claim granted motion for certification of skilled persons despite opposition

A nurse who reached an out-of-court settlement after suing a health board following an accident at w ...

17 July 2015

Man’s conviction for electricity theft overturned as police entered property without warrant

A man found guilty of stealing electricity has seen his conviction overturned because police officer ...

High Court of Justiciary — 15 July 2015

Pensioner who crashed into motorcyclists fails in ‘automatism’ appeal

A pensioner who was banned from driving for 10 years after he seriously injured two motorcyclists in ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 13 July 2015

Woman fails in judicial review over decision not to grant her leave to remain in UK

of the expiration of her grant of leave to remain in July 2013 the petitioner made another applicat ...

Court of Session Outer House — 9 July 2015

Slot machine company fails in appeal to UKSC over VAT-exemption for winnings

A slot machine company has failed in its appeal to the UK Supreme Court against a decision of the Co ...

UK Supreme Court — 9 July 2015

Convicted rapist's petition to the nobile officium dismissed as incompetent

A convicted rapist's petition to the nobile officium of the Court of Session has been dismissed as ...

High Court of Justiciary — 8 July 2015

ECtHR rules banking data is protected under the Convention

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has unanimously ruled that banking data, irrespective of ...

European Court of Human Rights — 7 July 2015

Child-snatching parent loses appeal against abduction conviction but sentence imposed was ‘excessive’

A father who was jailed for two years after being found guilty of abducting his 11-year-old son has ...

High Court of Justiciary — 3 July 2015

Petition for judicial review of appointment of QC as child abuse inquiry chair refused

A legal challenge over the appointment of Susan O’Brien QC to chair an inquiry into historic child ...

Court of Session Outer House — 2 July 2015

Criminal Appeal Court sets out test for granting leave where ground of appeal has already been refused at sift

The Criminal Appeal Court has issued an opinion setting out the test for the granting of an applicat ...

High Court of Justiciary — 1 July 2015

Summary cause action against solicitors’ firm for delivery of files was not incompetent, Sheriff Principal rules

An action for delivery of files and documents can be raised in the sheriff court by way of summary c ...

24 June 2015

Judge grants order for disclosure of flight data recorder from Super Puma helicopter involved in North Sea crash

Scotland’s chief law officer has been granted a court order to recover the combined voice and flig ...

Court of Session Outer House — 22 June 2015

Solicitor’s £4.25m claim against Duke of Buccleuch over return of da Vinci painting dismissed

A solicitor who was seeking £4.25 million from the owner of a stolen Leonardo da Vinci painting aft ...

19 June 2015