Case archive



Inner House rules “success fee” charged by solicitor in debt recovery action not a judicial expense

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that a “success fee” payable to the solicitor of a successful defender to a debt recovery action was not recoverable from the unsuccessful party that sought payment of the debt.

Court of Session Inner House 2 December 2021

Inner House refuses permission to appeal asylum decision by Iraqi policeman who claimed to have witnessed corruption

An Iraqi police officer who sought asylum on the basis that he was at risk of persecution if he returned to Iraq has been refused permission to appeal against a decision not to allow him to proceed with a judicial review of the decision to reject his application.

Court of Session Inner House 19 November 2021

Inner House reverses commercial judge’s decision to bar damages action against investment group

The Inner House of the Court of Session has allowed a reclaiming motion by the director of an oil company who sought millions of dollars in damages for the loss of value of his shareholdings after part of his shareholding was bought by the Lime Rock Group.

Court of Session Inner House 15 November 2021

Inner House refuses appeal by Scottish Football Association in Rangers sponsorship dispute

The Scottish Football Association has lost an appeal against the grant of an interdict preventing them from appointing an arbitral tribunal in a dispute between Rangers FC and the Scottish Professional Football League.

Court of Session Inner House 4 November 2021

Developer of unprofitable Aberdeen flats loses appeal against breach of contract action by project manager

The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused a reclaiming motion by a development company ordered to pay over £200,000 to a project management firm it contracted to manage a development in Aberdeen after being found in breach of contract.

Court of Session Inner House 3 November 2021

Dunoon man arrested for assault following petition for warrant refused suspension order by High Court

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has refused to pass a Bill of Suspension seeking the suspension of a warrant authorising the arrest of a man charged by the police with assault to severe injury.

Court of Session Inner House 21 October 2021

Inner House rejects asylum case of Sudanese man who claimed involvement with resistance movement

A Sudanese man who made an asylum claim based on his alleged involvement in an anti-government movement has had his petition for judicial review of the decision to reject his claim refused by the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 15 October 2021

Architect erased from register loses Court of Session case challenging decision

A former architect who was erased from the architect’s register for unprofessional conduct has been unsuccessful in his challenge of the decision to remove him in the Court of Session. 

Court of Session Inner House 13 October 2021

Inner House refuses Greenpeace appeal against consent for new oil field production wells

The environmental group Greenpeace has lost its appeal in the Court of Session against decisions allowing two companies to create two new production wells in the Vorlich oil field in the North Sea. 

Court of Session Inner House 11 October 2021

Army officer who claimed seaside home benefited from servitude loses Inner House appeal

An army officer who owned a seaside house in Fife has lost an appeal in the Inner House of the Court of Session against the decision that he did not have a servitude over a strip of land owned by his neighbours.

Court of Session Inner House 23 September 2021

Inner House rejects appeal against refusal of permission for North Lanarkshire energy-from-waste development

A bio-energy company whose appeal against the refusal of an application for planning permission for an energy-from-waste installation was refused by the Scottish Ministers has failed to appeal that decision in the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 16 September 2021

Inner House declines to direct that trustee of £1.35 million estate can leave part of it to charity with similar name to non-existent one named in will 

The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused to direct that the sole executor of a late South African woman who left part of her estate to charity can donate it to a charity with a similar name to a non-existent one named in the will.

Court of Session Inner House 6 September 2021

Kurdish Iraqi citizen who claimed to be victim of blood feud has asylum petition refused by Inner House

The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused an Iraqi citizen of Kurdish ethnicity who claimed to be involved in a blood feud permission to appeal the refusal of his judicial review petition against the Upper Tribunal.

Court of Session Inner House 18 August 2021

Nigerian citizen who claimed to be victim of voodoo magic has judicial review petition refused

A Nigerian woman who claimed to be at risk of trafficking if she was returned to her home country has had her appeal against the refusal of her judicial review petition refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 12 August 2021

Helensburgh castle residents fail to challenge ejection decree obtained by trustee in sequestration

A reclaiming motion by two siblings who occupied a castle in Helensburgh against a decree ordering them to vacate the subjects following sequestration has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 3 August 2021