Case archive



Outer House judge reduces Police Scotland decision to hold separate hearings for three officers accused of similar misconduct

Three police officers have successfully challenged the instigation and form of misconduct proceedings brought against them by Police Scotland in judicial review proceedings before the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 16 July 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court finds Scottish Legal Aid Board not liable to pay statutory interest on overdue account

The Sheriff Appeal Court has found that the Scottish Legal Aid Board is not required to make payment of statutory interest in cases where a legal aid account is overdue, after an appeal by the Board against a Sheriff Court decision to that effect.

Sheriff Appeal Court 15 July 2021

Inner House rejects appeal by man who alleged noxious fumes from water treatment plant were entering his garden

A man who sought declarator of nuisance alleging that a waste water treatment plant near his house was creating noxious fumes in his garden has lost his appeal to the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 14 July 2021

Inner House reverses tribunal decision that teacher who had indecent images on computer was unfairly dismissed

The Inner House of the Court of Session has allowed an appeal by an employer against a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal to uphold grounds of appeal against a teacher’s dismissal following him being charged with possession of indecent images of children.

Court of Session Inner House 13 July 2021

Supreme Court holds 'two-child' tax credit limit compatible with ECHR rights

The UK Supreme Court has held that the “two-child limit” used in calculating part of child tax credit payments is compatible with Articles 8, 12, and 14 of the ECHR after an appeal was brought by two adults and eight children against decisions of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

UK Supreme Court 12 July 2021

High Court refuses appeal against conviction by man who murdered family member of ex-wife’s new partner

A man who was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering the partner of his ex-wife’s new boyfriend’s mother in 2019 has had his appeal against conviction refused by the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 9 July 2021

Glasgow sheriff refuses certification of skilled witness in £100 personal injury case

A Glasgow summary sheriff has refused to authorise a consultant orthopaedic surgeon as a skilled witness in an action by a man involved in a car accident against the insurer of the vehicle that hit him.

Sheriff Court 8 July 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court refuses appeal against sheriff’s decision not to remit bus crash damages actions to Court of Session

A joint appeal by three members of the same family who were injured in a road accident on holiday in Malta seeking a remit of their actions to the Court of Session has been refused by the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 7 July 2021

Court of Session grants vexatious litigant order against former engineering company director

The Inner House of the Court of Session has granted a permanent vexatious litigant order against the former director of an engineering company after an application by the Lord Advocate.

Court of Session Inner House 6 July 2021

Dunoon woman fails in Sheriff Appeal Court challenge of welfare guardian appointment

The Sheriff Appeal Court has refused an appeal by a 57-year-old woman challenging the appointment by her local authority of a welfare guardian with the power to determine where she could live and where she was allowed to go.

Sheriff Appeal Court 5 July 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court refuses to release expert witness evidence recording to medical negligence pursuer

A motion by a man who sued a health board for damages resulting from negligence seeking access to a digital recording of evidence provided by an expert witness has been refused by the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 2 July 2021

High Court reduces sentence of gang member convicted of attempted murder of rival

The High Court of Justiciary has reduced the sentence of a man who was convicted of the attempted murder of a rival gang member after his case was referred to the court by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

High Court of Justiciary 1 July 2021

High Court refuses appeal by man convicted of indecently assaulting foster brother as a teenager

A man who was convicted of indecently assaulting his foster brother when he was a teenager has lost an appeal to the High Court of Justiciary against his conviction on the ground of sufficiency of evidence.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 30 June 2021

SPF General Secretary who posted comedy GIF in Twitter debate over Sheku Bayoh death loses challenge against misconduct proceedings

A judicial review petition by the General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation challenging a decision of the Deputy Chief Constable of Police Scotland to institute misconduct proceedings against him has been refused by a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 29 June 2021

Inner House rules former owners of land acquired to build Aberdeen bypass entitled to compensation

An appeal by the Scottish Ministers against a decision by the Lands Tribunal for Scotland to award compensation to the former owner of land acquired in order to build the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 28 June 2021