Case archive



Appeal judges dismiss legal challenge against Scots law approving abortions at home

Campaigners who claimed that legislation allowing women to terminate pregnancies by taking abortion pills at home is “unlawful” have had their appeal rejected.

Court of Session Inner House 23 May 2019

Iraqi-Kurdish journalist wins appeal for reconsideration of asylum application

An Iraqi national of Kurdish ethnicity whose claim for asylum in the UK was refused will have his case reconsidered after appealing against the decision.

Court of Session Inner House 22 May 2019

What’s in a name? – Appeal court dismisses mental health patient’s application to protect identity

A vulnerable woman who was made the subject of a hospital-based care and treatment order has had an application to prevent disclosure of her identity dismissed by appeal judges.

Court of Session Inner House 17 May 2019

House-builder wins appeal against decision to refuse permission for brownfield development

A house-builder has successfully appealed against a Scottish local authority’s decision to refuse planning permission for a new residential development.

Court of Session Inner House 16 May 2019

Appeal judges reject single parent asylum seekers’ legal challenge over ‘mean spirited’ cuts to financial support

Two single parent asylum seekers who claimed that the reduction in the level of financial support available to them was “unlawful” have had their appeal rejected.

Court of Session Inner House 9 May 2019

Client fails in appeal against decision to dismiss complaint against lawyer as ‘time-barred’

A disgruntled litigant whose complaints against a Scots lawyer and a law firm were rejected as time-barred has had an appeal against the decision dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 30 April 2019

Tommy Sheridan fails in appeal for review of perjury conviction 

Tommy Sheridan has failed in an appeal to have his perjury conviction referred to the High Court of Justiciary to consider whether he suffered a “miscarriage of justice”.

Court of Session Inner House 15 April 2019

Court makes ‘vexatious litigant’ order over repeated meritless claims

A businessman who raised a series of “hopelessly irrelevant” and “incompetent” legal actions after being sequestrated for failing to pay his council tax has been declared a “vexatious litigant”.

Court of Session Inner House 27 March 2019

Widow wins appeal for insurance payout over death of husband following assault by bouncer

A widow whose husband died after being choked by a pub bouncer is entitled to an insurance payout after appeal judges dismissed an appeal by insurers of the door steward’s former employers.

Court of Session Inner House 25 February 2019

Syrian asylum-seeker wins appeal for re-hearing of human rights claim against removal to Bulgaria

A Syrian asylum-seeker whose challenge to removal to Bulgaria on human rights grounds was dismissed as “clearly unfounded” has successfully appealed against the decision.

Court of Session Inner House 21 February 2019

Appeal Court upholds judge’s decision to allow ‘time-barred’ damages claim over Glasgow bin lorry crash to proceed

An appeal by Glasgow City Council against a judge’s ruling that a damages action by relatives of some of the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash can proceed despite their claims being “time-barred” has been dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 6 February 2019

Child abuse victim wins appeal for criminal injuries compensation

A woman who was assaulted by her mother when she was a baby has won a long-running legal battle for criminal injuries compensation after taking her appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

Court of Session Inner House 4 February 2019

Dairy firm and housebuilder win appeal over Bridge of Allan housing development

A family dairy company and a housebuilder who challenged a Scottish local authority’s refusal to grant planning permission for a new housing development on green belt land have successfully appealed against the decision.

Court of Session Inner House 24 January 2019

Agent entitled to challenge planning decision as an ‘aggrieved person’, judge rules in dismissing preliminary objection to appeal

An agent acting on behalf of a landowner and a contractor in relation to proposed works at a quarry should be regarded as “aggrieved person” and therefore entitled to challenge a planning decision, a Court of Session judge has ruled.

Court of Session Inner House 22 January 2019

Pursuer’s offers not available in appeals to Inner House, court rules 

A pursuer’s offer cannot be lodged and given effect to in the Inner House of the Court of Session, appeal judges have ruled.

Court of Session Inner House 21 December 2018