Case archive



Prisoner who claimed Scottish Ministers failed to provide opportunities for rehabilitation fails in damages bid

in the CARE programme amounted to or resulted from a breach by the respondents of their duties.

Court of Session Outer House 25 June 2015

Summary cause action against solicitors’ firm for delivery of files was not incompetent, Sheriff Principal rules

An action for delivery of files and documents can be raised in the sheriff court by way of summary cause procedure, a Sheriff Principal has ruled.

24 June 2015

Judge grants order for disclosure of flight data recorder from Super Puma helicopter involved in North Sea crash

Scotland’s chief law officer has been granted a court order to recover the combined voice and flight data recorder from a Super Puma helicopter which crashed into the North Sea in 2013 and killed four of the passengers on board.

Court of Session Outer House 22 June 2015

Solicitor’s £4.25m claim against Duke of Buccleuch over return of da Vinci painting dismissed

A solicitor who was seeking £4.25 million from the owner of a stolen Leonardo da Vinci painting after helping to secure its return has had his claim dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.

19 June 2015

No evidence to show ‘dalek’ was dangerous - judge dismisses supermarket employee’s personal injury claim

A supermarket worker who fell off a “dalek” as she was hanging clothing on a rack has had an action for £14,000 damages dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.

18 June 2015

Law student who alleged university failed to deliver proper standard of tuition fails in ‘breach of contract’ claim

A law student who refused to pay his tuition fees after alleging that the university at which he was studying failed to deliver the standard of education and service he expected has had a “breach of contract” claim dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 17 June 2015

Racehorse trainer injured when horse fell on him has damages claim refused

A racehorse trainer who was severely injured when a horse fell and landed on him during an exercise session has had an action for damages refused.

15 June 2015

Scots lawyer jailed for embezzling clients’ cash struck-off solicitors’ roll

A Scots lawyer who was jailed for embezzling thousands of pounds of clients’ money has been struck of the solicitors’ roll for professional misconduct.

11 June 2015

Transcript of Tommy Sheridan’s cross-examination of Andy Coulson ‘inadmissible’ at perjury trial due to ‘parliamentary privilege’

A transcript of a passage of Tommy Sheridan’s cross-examination of Andrew Coulson during the former MSP’s perjury trial was inadmissible in evidence at the trial of the ex-editor of the News of the World for allegedly making false statements under oath.

High Court of Justiciary 10 June 2015

US citizen jailed for assault wins appeal against custodial sentence

A trainee greenkeeper who was jailed for 21 months after being convicted of assaulting a university student following an argument in a pub has successfully challenged the sentence imposed by a sheriff.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 9 June 2015

Donald Trump’s legal challenge against windfarm near golf course refused

Donald Trump’s appeal against a judge’s dismissal of his legal challenge to a decision to approve the development of a windfarm near his golf course in Aberdeen Bay has been refused.

8 June 2015

Foreign adoption order recognised at common law in Scottish legal first

An adoption order granted by a court in Ethiopia is thought to be the first foreign adoption order to been recognised and registered at common law in Scotland.

Court of Session Inner House 5 June 2015

Defenders owed ‘duty of care’ to self-employed worker who was injured during pantomime set-up, judge rules

A self-employed stage production manager has been awarded damages of £10,000 after being injured in a fall while unloading the set for a Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime.

Court of Session Outer House 4 June 2015

Andy Coulson acquitted of perjury after judge upholds ‘no case to answer’ submission

Andrew Coulson, the former editor of the defunct tabloid the News of the World, has been acquitted of perjury by a judge at the High Court in Edinburgh.

3 June 2015

Sheriff refuses Lord Advocate’s application to extradite Slovakian man to serve sentence for ‘joy-riding’

A Slovakian man wanted by authorities in his home country to serve a prison sentence for a “joy-riding” offence which occurred more than a decade ago will not be extradited.

2 June 2015