Case archive



Drugs offence accused fails in legal challenge against admissibility of evidence recovered following ‘forced entry’ into property

A man accused of being concerned in the supply of heroin who challenged the admissibility of evidenc ...

Court of Session Inner House — 21 August 2018

Church protestor with ‘God hates Catholics’ placard loses appeal against ‘abusive behaviour’ conviction

A “peaceful protestor” found guilty of a statutory breach of the peace for standing outs ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 20 August 2018

Family awarded damages from ‘negligent’ doctor after fatal heart attack

The family of a man who died from a heart attack after his GP failed to diagnose his health problems ...

Court of Session Outer House — 17 August 2018

Judge dismisses legal challenge against Scots law approving abortions at home

Campaigners who claimed that legislation allowing woman to terminate pregnancies by taking abortion ...

Court of Session Outer House — 16 August 2018

Breach of the peace conviction for ‘smiling and winking’ at schoolboy quashed

A man found guilty of a breach of the peace after smiling and winking at a 12-year-old on a bus and ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 15 August 2018

Final extract of a decree does not render the court ‘functus’, judge rules

The centuries-old practice in Scots law of treating extracted decrees as final and bringing the cour ...

Court of Session Outer House — 14 August 2018

Murder conviction quashed over advocate depute’s ‘unfair’ speech to jury

A man found guilty of murder who claimed that he suffered a “miscarriage of justice” due ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 13 August 2018

Appeal Court upholds assault conviction over sheriff’s alleged ‘misdirection’ on identification evidence

A man found guilty of two charges of assault on two women despite the fact that the only witness to ...

High Court of Justiciary — 10 August 2018

Malaysian asylum-seeker granted leave to challenge decision to reject ‘fresh claim’ over fear of religious persecution

A Malaysian national seeking asylum in the UK who claimed that she was the victim of violence in her ...

Court of Session Inner House — 9 August 2018

Assault case dropped after sheriff upholds ‘oppression’ complaint against Crown 

Two men accused of assault who each took a plea in bar of trial after the Crown decided not to call ...

Sheriff Court — 8 August 2018

Man accused of making sexually offensive comments granted permission to elicit evidence of previous ‘light-hearted sexual discussions’ with complainers

Lawyers for a musician accused of making offensive or “inappropriate sexual comments” to ...

Sheriff Court — 7 August 2018

Children’s Hearing legislation read down to ensure participation test is ECHR-compliant

A teenage boy should be able to apply to participate in children’s hearings concerning his you ...

Court of Session Outer House — 3 August 2018

Father-of-two secures children’s return to Germany after mother ‘wrongfully retained’ them in Scotland

A Scottish mother-of-two living in Germany who left her German husband after having an affair with a ...

Court of Session Outer House — 2 August 2018

Case against women accused of ‘threatening and abusive behaviour’ dropped after police destroyed CCTV evidence

Two women accused of behaving in a “threatening or abusive manner likely to cause a reasonable ...

Sheriff Court — 1 August 2018

Asylum-seeker who feared religious persecution if returned to Nigeria successfully challenges decision to reject ‘fresh claim’

A Nigerian national whose application for asylum on the basis of her fear of persecution on account ...

Court of Session Outer House — 31 July 2018