Case archive



Appeal judges reject legal challenge to ‘lack of statutory defence of coercion’ by alleged human trafficking victim accused of drugs offences

A man accused of growing cannabis and being concerned in the supply of the class B drug who claimed ...

High Court of Justiciary — 2 May 2018

Pilots accused of being drunk win appeal and have charges dropped after blood samples were destroyed

Two airline pilot accused of preparing to fly a passenger jet while under the influence of alcohol h ...

High Court of Justiciary — 30 April 2018

Parent who harassed head teacher fails in appeal against court orders prohibiting further abuse

A parent who challenged court orders which were imposed upon him after he subjected a retired head t ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 27 April 2018

Sexual assault accused fails in appeal against decision to grant extension to 12-month period following Crown error

A man charged with assault with intent to rape who claimed that a sheriff erred in granting an exten ...

High Court of Justiciary — 26 April 2018

Drug manufacturers’ appeal against judge’s decision to allow proof in negligence case dismissed

The manufacturers of a prescription drug for people with arthritis which it is alleged caused those ...

Court of Session Inner House — 25 April 2018

CJEU: Torture victims eligible for subsidiary protection if facing intentional deprivation of health care

A person tortured in the past in their country of origin is eligible for subsidiary protection if th ...

24 April 2018

Father wins legal fight to prevent former partner taking daughter to live in Northern Cyprus

A father-of-one has successfully challenged an attempt by his former partner to remove their daughte ...

Court of Session Outer House — 24 April 2018

Asylum seeker who claimed tribunal judge’s questioning was ‘unfair and biased’ fails in bid for judicial review

An asylum seeker whose claim that he would face “mistreatment” due to his political opinion if r ...

Court of Session Outer House — 23 April 2018

HMRC succeeds in action to recover payment of ‘unlawful state aid’ granted to shale exploration company

The Crown has succeeded in an action to recover over £1 million worth of unlawful and incompatible ...

Court of Session Outer House — 20 April 2018

Whisky distillery fails in legal challenge over ‘unlawful’ wind farm development

The owners of a Speyside whisky distillery who claimed that the development of a new wind farm in Ba ...

Court of Session Outer House — 19 April 2018

AG Wathelet: EUIPO must re-examine Kit Kat 4 fingers trade mark

According to Advocate General Wathelet, EUIPO must re-examine whether the three-dimensional shape of ...

19 April 2018

Unrepresented father’s application to appeal adoption order refused after ‘default’ ruling

A father who was seeking to challenge a sheriff’s decision to make an adoption order in respect of ...

Court of Session Inner House — 18 April 2018

EEA national convicted of vandalism wins appeal against ‘disproportionate’ deportation order

An EEA national who was set to be removed from the UK after being convicted of vandalism has success ...

Court of Session Inner House — 17 April 2018

Motorist who challenged accident damages award over ‘dishonest claim’ loses appeal

A motorist who reversed his car into another vehicle but claimed that the other driver “exaggerate ...

Court of Session Inner House — 16 April 2018

Judges publish reasons for rejecting Rangers chairman’s appeal against court order to make £11m share offer

Appeal judges have published their reasons for rejecting a challenge by the chairman of Rangers Foot ...

Court of Session Inner House — 13 April 2018