Case archive

English High Court allows review of custody time limit extension decision, refuses another 

The English High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division) has granted judicial review of a judge’s decision not to extend the custody time limit (CTL) for a suspected drug dealer, but refused to allow a review challenging an extension for a teenager accused of perverting the course of justice. 

England and Wales High Court 4 December 2020

English High Court rules under 16s unlikely to be able to consent to puberty blocking drugs  

The English High Court of Justice has ruled that children aged 15 or younger would be unlikely to be able to give effective consent to the administration of puberty-blocking drugs (PBs), but those aged 16 and over would have the ability to consent to their use.

England and Wales High Court 3 December 2020

English solicitor successfully appeals ‘alarming’ misconduct fine after intimate relations with firm junior

An English solicitor who was fined for misconduct after engaging in sexual activity with a junior in his legal firm has succeeded in reversing the decision after appealing under the Solicitors Act 1974.

England and Wales High Court 2 December 2020

Edinburgh tenant wins breach of statutory obligations appeal after reconsideration by Upper Tribunal

The Upper Tribunal for Scotland has allowed an appeal by the former co-tenant of a flat in Edinburgh after it was ordered to reconsider her case by the Court of Session.

Upper Tribunal for Scotland 1 December 2020

Judicial review petition challenging Highland Council ratings committee refused

A reclaiming motion against the refusal of a petition for judicial review challenging the validity, purpose, conduct and decisions of a local authority ratings committee has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 30 November 2020

Inner House allows judicial review of decision to refuse Indian woman’s visitor visa application 

An Indian woman who challenged a decision not to grant her judicial review of the decision to refuse her a UK visitor’s visa has had her appeal allowed by a 2-1 majority in the Inner House of the Court of Session. 

Court of Session Inner House 27 November 2020

Former company director found to have misappropriated business opportunities loses expenses appeal 

The former director of a media company who objected to the amount of legal expenses he was calculated to owe to his former employer has been unsuccessful in challenging the decision. 

Court of Session Outer House 26 November 2020

Celtic supporters who wore IRA shirts to match win appeal against breach of the peace conviction

Three men who were convicted of committing a breach of the peace after attending a Celtic FC game wearing T-shirts with IRA imagery have had their convictions quashed by the Sheriff Appeal Court (Criminal Division).

Sheriff Appeal Court 25 November 2020

Hamilton sheriff rules metal goods contract dispute resolved by email correspondence

Two companies which were at odds over whether a dispute over a contract between them for the sale of metal products had been resolved have had the issue resolved in favour of the original seller.

Sheriff Court 24 November 2020

Lockerbie appeal: High Court refuses to order recovery of secure documents

The High Court of Justiciary has refused to order the recovery of two protectively marked documents (PMDs) by the legal team appealing the conviction of the late Abdelbaset al-Megrahi following a recommendation by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 23 November 2020

Edinburgh harbour commercial tenant fails to establish wrongful payments 

A tenant of commercial premises in Granton, Edinburgh, has been unsuccessful in its action against an agent of its landlord for reduction of invoices and repayment of sums it alleged were wrongfully paid to its landlord’s agents. 

Sheriff Court 20 November 2020

Belfast man convicted of sexually assaulting teacher in Dumfries loses appeal against conviction

The High Court of Justiciary has upheld on appeal the conviction of a man charged with the sexual assault of a 25-year-old schoolteacher in Dumfries while he was in Scotland to take part in an ice hockey tournament.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 19 November 2020

Perthshire man granted absolvitor in back road car accident damages case 

A sheriff in Perth has absolved a man of any wrongdoing in a car accident that took place on a back road near Blackford in the Perth and Kinross area. 

Sheriff Court 18 November 2020

Tenant of Glasgow office building with defective curtain walling entitled to abate rent

A former tenant of an office complex in Glasgow that had to vacate the premises for necessary repairs has successfully established its entitlement to abate the rent as a result of the works. 

Sheriff Court 17 November 2020

Man who left firearm outside of gun cabinet fails in appeal against conviction but has fine reduced

A man who was convicted of a statutory offence under Section 1(2) of the Firearms Act 1968 for leaving his gun in an unlocked room while he was on holiday has had his appeal against conviction refused.

Sheriff Appeal Court 16 November 2020