Case archive

Woman convicted of attempted murder loses appeal over ‘provocation’ claim

A woman found guilty of attempted murder who claimed that the trial judge misdirected the jury by failing to give directions on provocation has had her appeal against conviction rejected.

Criminal Appeal Court — 11 October 2018

Supreme Court: Bakery's refusal to supply cake iced with ‘Support Gay Marriage’ not discriminatory

The Supreme Court has ruled a bakery's refusal to supply a cake iced with the message ‘Support Gay Marriage’ was not discriminatory on the grounds of sexual orientation, as the refusal was based on the message and not to any particular person.

UK Supreme Court — 10 October 2018

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

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