Court of Session

Lord Matthews appointed to Inner House

Lord Matthews has been appointed to the Second Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session, effective from 1 August 2021.

Published 21 July 2021

Glasgow School of Art fire security firm taken to court by insurers

The insures for Glasgow School of Art have raised legal proceedings in the Court of Session against the company that installed fire and security measures at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building that was destroyed by fire.

Published 18 September 2020

‘Dial-in’ to Inner House appeals

Interested members of the public may now 'dial-in' to listen to substantive Court of Session Inner House appeals.

Published 28 April 2020

Robin Macpherson appointed temporary auditor of Court of Session

The Lord President has appointed Robin Macpherson as temporary auditor of the Court of Session for 12 months from 1 April 2020.

Published 31 March 2020

Lord Drummond Young retires

Lord Drummond Young has retired from the bench.

Published 4 March 2020

Special power of the Court of Session could force Boris Johnson to extend Article 50

A special power of the Court of Session has been brought to bear on Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally and could allow the Clerk of Court to sign in his place – forcing him to extend Article 50.

Published 13 September 2019

Downing Street forced to back down after questioning impartiality of Scottish judiciary

Downing Street was yesterday forced to repudiate comments made by a Number 10 insider questioning the impartiality of Scotland's judiciary in the wake of the Inner House's judgment in Cherry.

Published 12 September 2019

Inner House’s ‘remarkable’ judgment on prorogation could have long-lasting constitutional implications

It is "as if the prorogation order had never existed" following this morning's judgment from the Inner House of the Court of Session in Cherry – a "remarkable" case that could have "lasting implications for our constitution, for the reviewability of major prerogative powers and for the courts themselves", legal experts have told Scottish Legal News.

Published 11 September 2019