Case archive

Rangers administrators’ £14 million damages claims against Lord Advocate for ‘malicious prosecution’ to proceed to full hearing

Two former administrators of Rangers Football Club Plc who are suing the Chief Constable of Police Scotland and the Lord Advocate for £14 million in damages over their alleged “wrongful arrest, detention and prosecution” have successfully challenged a decision that Scotland’s top law officer was “immune” from civil action.

Court of Session Inner House 31 October 2019

Bail condition not to contact former partner both ‘lawful and appropriate’, appeal judges rule

A man who was ordered not to contact his former partner after being convicted of a statutory breach of the peace following a drunken rant at police officers has had an appeal against the bail condition imposed dismissed.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 30 October 2019

Lawyers’ pub gossip about employment tribunal claim protected by ‘legal advice privilege’

An in-house lawyer who sued his former employer for disability discrimination and victimisation cannot rely on a leaked email or a conversation he overheard in a pub to support his employment tribunal claim, appeal judges have ruled.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 29 October 2019

Company sues property developer in legal bid to protect possession of land

A company which claims to have possessed a number of industrial units in a business park for more than 20 years has been granted a full hearing in an action against a property developer who was allegedly seeking to take over possession of the land.

Court of Session Outer House 28 October 2019

Man who murdered ex-partner loses appeal against ‘excessive’ 19-year punishment part

A man who was sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of the murder of his ex-partner has had an appeal against the punishment part of his sentence refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 24 October 2019

Murderer with previous conviction for killing own father has punishment part reduced on appeal

A man who was sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice has had the punishment part of the sentence reduced following an appeal.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 23 October 2019

Immigrant with criminal convictions fails in legal bid to extend discretionary leave to remain in UK

An immigrant whose application for discretionary leave to remain was refused on the basis that he had acquired three criminal convictions while in the UK and because his application was lodged after the expiry of his existing leave has failed in a legal challenge against the decision.

Court of Session Outer House 22 October 2019

Legal challenge to ‘unlawful’ Brexit deal ‘misconceived’, judge rules 

A barrister who claimed the new Brexit deal negotiated by the Prime Minister was “unlawful” has had a legal challenge to suspend the agreement dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 21 October 2019

Sheriff issues reasons for rejecting human rights challenge to re-routing of Loyalist marches

A sheriff has published his reasons for refusing an appeal by Loyalist groups against a Scottish local authority’s decision to change the routes of its marches to avoid Catholic churches.

Sheriff Court 18 October 2019

Tenant’s private residential tenancy appeal dismissed

A tenant in a house of multiple occupancy who claimed she and her landlords were subject to a private residential tenancy (PRT) has had her appeal dismissed.

Upper Tribunal for Scotland 17 October 2019

District judge deemed 'worker' for purposes of whistleblower legislation

A district judge who raised concerns about budget cuts qualifies as a worker for the purposes of legislation protecting whistleblowers, justices in the Supreme Court have ruled.

UK Supreme Court 17 October 2019

Assault victim denied criminal injuries compensation following judicial review by Advocate General

A man who suffered a fractured nose after being assaulted will not be awarded compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) following a legal challenge by the UK Government.

Court of Session Outer House 16 October 2019

Housing association granted full hearing in £3m damages action against contractors

A housing association which sued contractors, engineers and architects over “serious defects” in the redevelopment of a former hospital has been granted a full hearing in its £3 million damages action.

Court of Session Outer House 15 October 2019

Threatening behaviour libel gave adequate notice of significant sexual offence, appeal judges rule

A man found guilty of behaving in a “threatening” manner towards two teenage girls has had an appeal against a sheriff’s decision to place him on the sex offenders register dismissed.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 14 October 2019

Father fails in appeal against mother’s removal of children from Italy to Scotland

A father-of-two who claimed that his estranged wife had “wrongfully removed” their two children from Italy when she fled with them to Scotland following the breakdown of their “volatile” marriage has had an appeal to have them returned refused.

Court of Session Inner House 11 October 2019