Case archive

Supreme Court: Shamima Begum cannot return to UK

Shamima Begum, the woman who travelled to Syria as a child and aligned herself with ISIS, has failed in all her appeals to the Supreme Court and cannot return to the UK to argue her citizenship case.

UK Supreme Court 26 February 2021

Venezuelan IT businessman allowed appeal in persecution asylum application

An IT company boss who was refused asylum after fleeing alleged persecution in Venezuela has successfully challenged the decision not to permit him to appeal the refusal to the Upper Tribunal.

Court of Session Inner House 26 February 2021

Outer House allows damages action by former private school student alleging camping trip rape to continue

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has allowed the action of a woman seeking £1.5 million in compensatory damages from her former school to continue after the company that ran the school sought to have it dismissed without a proof.

Court of Session Outer House 25 February 2021

Glasgow sheriff refuses to recuse himself from child relocation case

A sheriff in Glasgow has refused a motion calling for his recusal from family proceedings involving a mother who sought to relocate with her child to the USA.

Sheriff Court 24 February 2021

Evangelical association’s breach of contract claim for cancelled arena event rejected by Glasgow sheriff

A sheriff in Glasgow has dismissed part of an action for damages raised by an evangelical Christian organisation against the operators of the SSE Hydro Arena but ordered a proof in respect of quantification of loss concerning a potential breach of the Equality Act 2010.

Sheriff Court 23 February 2021

Outer House judge finds Edinburgh council in breach of duties towards homeless refugee

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has found that a local authority acted unlawfully in failing to provide assistance to a homeless Sudanese refugee living in Scotland.

Court of Session Outer House 22 February 2021

Order preventing publication of identities of complainers in Salmond case varied by High Court

An order preventing the publication of the identities of the complainers in the charges that were brought against former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has been amended by the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary following an application for variation.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 19 February 2021

Outer House rejects Crown defence to malicious prosecution suit

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has rejected a defence pled by the Crown in response to an action for damages for wrongful and malicious prosecution brought by a man who was unsuccessfully prosecuted for fraud for his role in the acquisition of Rangers FC by Craig Whyte in 2011 prior to the club entering administration.

Court of Session Outer House 18 February 2021

Kirkcaldy man loses appeal by stated case against leisure centre car crash conviction 

A man who crashed his van into another vehicle in a leisure centre car park in Kirkcaldy has had his appeal by stated case refused by the Sheriff Appeal Court (Criminal Division). 

Sheriff Appeal Court 17 February 2021

Inner House upholds decision to allow petition for rectification of parking rights deed to proceed to proof

The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused a reclaiming motion challenging a decision to allow a petition for rectification of a Deed of Conditions relating to a parking garage in Edinburgh to proceed to a proof.

Court of Session Inner House 16 February 2021

High Court of Justiciary quashes man’s kebab restaurant sexual assault conviction

A man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in a takeaway kebab restaurant in Glasgow has had his conviction quashed on appeal by the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 15 February 2021

Edinburgh law student loses appeal against being placed on children’s list following sexual offences against classmates 

A law student in Edinburgh who was placed on the children’s list after being convicted of several sexual offences against schoolmates on Uist has had his appeal against the decision of the Scottish Ministers to list him refused. 

Sheriff Court 12 February 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court refuses appeal by convicted drug supplier against eviction from social tenancy 

A social rented sector tenant who was evicted from his property after pleading guilty to a drugs supply charge has had his appeal against recovery of possession refused by the Civil Division of the Sheriff Appeal Court. 

Sheriff Appeal Court 11 February 2021

Former tenant with learning difficulties has rent arrears application remitted to First-tier Tribunal 

The Inner House of the Court of Session has allowed an appeal by a former tenant with severe learning difficulties against a payment order for rent arrears made against her and remitted her case back to the First-tier Tribunal Housing and Property Chamber. 

Court of Session Inner House 10 February 2021

English judge orders removal of negative online review of law firm following defamation claim

An English judge has ordered that a negative Trustpilot review posted by a dissatisfied former client of a solicitor firm be removed from the website after rejecting his defences to the claim.

England and Wales High Court 9 February 2021