Case archive



Legal first as family of mesothelioma victim awarded £250,000 damages over death from ‘secondary exposure’ to asbestos

Relatives of a woman who died after contracting mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos dus ...

Court of Session Outer House — 26 July 2018

SLCC decision to dismiss complaint against solicitor as ‘vexatious’ upheld by appeal judges

A disgruntled client whose complaint against a lawyer was dismissed as “vexatious” has h ...

Court of Session Inner House — 24 July 2018

Van driver fails in appeal against parking charges for parking in private car park

A van driver who received no fewer than 22 penalty charge notices after parking his vehicle in a pri ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 20 July 2018

Organised crime gang member has jail term reduced following appeal over sentence ‘discount’

A man who was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to being involved i ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 19 July 2018

Crown successfully appeals against JP’s decision to acquit ‘speeding driver’ over lack of corroboration 

A motorist who was acquitted of a speeding charge after a justice of the peace upheld a defence subm ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 18 July 2018

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Court rejects construction company’s appeal against release of ‘commercially sensitive’ reports

A construction company involved in the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry which challenged a decision by the inq ...

Court of Session Inner House — 17 July 2018

Scottish Water ordered to pay homeowners £220,000 over property destroyed by sinkhole

A couple whose home was demolished after a water main burst in their garden and caused a sinkhole to ...

Court of Session Outer House — 16 July 2018

Family of asbestos victim awarded £360,000 damages 

The family of an office worker who died from a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos are to be award ...

Court of Session Outer House — 13 July 2018

Man jailed over possession of indecent images of children has sexual offences prevention order quashed

A man who was sentenced to two years and three months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to t ...

Court of Session Inner House — 12 July 2018

HMRC succeeds in VAT appeal to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed an appeal by HMRC in a case in which it refused a company& ...

UK Supreme Court — 11 July 2018

‘Limbs in the loch’ killer fails in legal bid to purchase personal prison laptop

A prisoner who challenged a decision to refuse his request for permission to purchase a personal lap ...

Court of Session Outer House — 11 July 2018

Father fails in appeal against sheriff‘s decision to impose no penalty for mother’s contempt of court over refusal to allow contact with child 

A father who challenged a sheriff’s decision to impose no penalty against his former partner a ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 10 July 2018

Murder convictions quashed after trial judge wrongly removed culpable homicide verdict from jury

Two men found guilty of murder had their convictions quashed after appeal judges ruled that the tria ...

High Court of Justiciary — 9 July 2018

Party litigant refused permission to appeal to Court of Session in damages claim against RBS

A multiple property owner who raised an action for damages against a bank which was dismissed as &ld ...

Court of Session Outer House — 6 July 2018

Rapist loses appeal against conviction over alleged ‘misdirection’ on distress as corroboration

A man found guilty of rape who claimed that the trial judge misdirected the jury over the issue of t ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 5 July 2018