Case archive



SSSC successfully challenges sheriff’s ruling that article 6 ECHR is ‘engaged’ during conduct committee proceedings

The regulatory body for social workers in Scotland has successfully challenged a sheriff’s ruling ...

25 March 2015

Environmental group’s judicial review challenge over new school plans refused

An environmental group which challenged a Scottish local authority’s decision to grant planning pe ...

23 March 2015

Scots lawyer who made false legal aid claims struck off solicitors’ roll for ‘professional misconduct’

A Scots lawyer who made dozens of false legal aid claims has been struck off the roll of solicitors ...

20 March 2015

Scottish council wins appeal after refusing pedicab driver’s application for rickshaw licence

A pedicab driver who successfully challenged a Scottish local authority’s refusal to grant him a r ...

Court of Session Inner House — 19 March 2015

Man with 'almost unbelievable list' of convictions imprisoned for minimum of six years

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Lord Uist(pictured) sentenced Brian McGregor to a punishment p ...

19 March 2015

UK government’s benefit cap not unlawful rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the UK government’s benefit cap which restricts unemployed claimants ...

18 March 2015

Scots lawyer found guilty of professional misconduct for failing to conclude administration of estate

A Scots lawyer who failed to undertake any work to conclude the administration of an estate has had ...

17 March 2015

Man found guilty of attempting to smuggle drugs into prison wins appeal against conviction

A man who was found guilty of attempting to smuggle drugs into a prison on the basis of DNA evidence ...

16 March 2015

Supreme Court rules disabled tenant needs extra protection from eviction

Disabled tenants in private or social housing could be given greater protection from eviction follow ...

13 March 2015

Woman detained under mental health act loses appeal against transfer to Holland

A woman detained in a Scottish hospital under mental health legislation who challenged a warrant whi ...

13 March 2015

UKSC: Property developer wins case against bank over question of binding promise

A property developer who took a loan from a bank for the purchase and development of land in 2007 bu ...

UK Supreme Court — 11 March 2015

Mother of seriously disabled child wins negligence case on appeal to UK Supreme Court

A diabetic woman of small stature whose son was born with serious disabilities and who claimed she h ...

UK Supreme Court — 11 March 2015

Son’s appeal against MHTS’s compulsory treatment order in relation to mother refused

The son of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease who challenged a decision of the Mental Health Tribuna ...

6 March 2015

William Beggs fails in appeal against decision of Scottish Information Commissioner

The man found guilty of the “limbs in the loch” murder has had an appeal against a decision of t ...

Court of Session Inner House — 5 March 2015

‘Unlawful’ police search of car for drugs did not result in unfairness, Criminal Appeal Court rules

Two accused persons charged with being concerned in the supply of cannabis resin after their car was ...

High Court of Justiciary — 3 March 2015