Case archive



Motorist who drove at cyclist wins appeal against assault conviction over sheriff’s misdirection on ‘mixed statements’

A man found guilty of driving his car at a cyclist who had stolen his girlfriend’s bike and ca ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 22 October 2018

UKSC: Woman's civil claim on behalf of son against marine vessel operater not time-barred

A claim made by a woman on behalf of her son against a marine vessel operator following the death of ...

UK Supreme Court — 17 October 2018

Man granted contact order with daughters and divorce from wife who falsely accused him of raping her

A man whose wife made a false rape allegation against him and moved away with their children has bee ...

Sheriff Court — 16 October 2018

Man convicted of masturbating in view of neighbour partially succeeds in appeal over lack of corroboration

A man found guilty of repeatedly exposing himself and masturbating in view of his next door neighbou ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 12 October 2018

Woman convicted of attempted murder loses appeal over ‘provocation’ claim

A woman found guilty of attempted murder who claimed that the trial judge misdirected the jury by fa ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 11 October 2018

Supreme Court: Bakery's refusal to supply cake iced with ‘Support Gay Marriage’ not discriminatory

The Supreme Court has ruled a bakery's refusal to supply a cake iced with the message &lsq ...

UK Supreme Court — 10 October 2018

Young offenders cannot get off ‘scot-free’, appeal judges rule in refusing appeals against custodial sentences

Two teenagers who were given custodial sentences after one pled guilty to behaving in a threatening ...

High Court of Justiciary — 9 October 2018

Man acquitted of rape found to have raped student following civil action

A former St Andrews university student who claimed she was raped by a man during a drunken night out ...

Sheriff Court — 8 October 2018

Judges reject tenant farmers’ application to appeal to UK Supreme Court over compensation claim for human rights breach

Tenant farmers who were seeking to challenge a decision to refuse to pay them compensation following ...

Court of Session Inner House — 5 October 2018

Estate owners’ plans for national film studio scuppered by Land Court ruling on resumption

An estate owner who was seeking to end a lease and remove a tenant farmer from land earmarked for Sc ...

Scottish Land Court — 4 October 2018

Woman who murdered abusive boyfriend loses ‘diminished responsibility’ appeal

A domestic abuse victim who claimed she suffered a miscarriage of justice after being found guilty o ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 3 October 2018

Council wins adoption appeal after court rules living with father would be of ‘serious detriment’ to children’s welfare

A Scottish local authority seeking permanence orders with authority to adopt two brothers in foster ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 2 October 2018

Homeowner loses appeal against recovery of property following decree by default over failure to repay loan

A homeowner who challenged a decree by default granted in favour of a bridging loan company which wa ...

Court of Session Inner House — 1 October 2018

EEA national’s cousin in law not entitled to live in UK as ‘extended family member’, judge rules

An Indian man who claimed he had a right to live in the UK based on the fact his “cousin in la ...

Court of Session Outer House — 28 September 2018

Time-barred damages claim dismissed due to solicitors’ problems with service of summons

A damages claim for personal injuries arising out of a road traffic accident has been dismissed afte ...

Court of Session Outer House — 27 September 2018