Case archive

Young offenders cannot get off ‘scot-free’, appeal judges rule in refusing appeals against custodial sentences

Two teenagers who were given custodial sentences after one pled guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and the other admitted a charge of assault have had their appeals against the sentences imposed rejected.

High Court of Justiciary — 9 October 2018

Man acquitted of rape found to have raped student following civil action

A former St Andrews university student who claimed she was raped by a man during a drunken night out has successfully sued him for £80,000 in damages after raising a civil action.

Sheriff Court — 8 October 2018

Crown appeal against ‘unduly lenient’ extended sentence refused

Criminal Appeal Court — 24 September 2018

Court of Session rules ‘Brexit’ revocation question can be referred to European Court of Justice

A question about whether the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) can be revoked should be answered by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled.

Court of Session Inner House — 21 September 2018

Observing partner partially clothed ‘not a criminal act’

Sheriff Appeal Court — 20 September 2018