Case archive



Bank fails in appeal against interdict ruling in bid to recover debts from homeowner couple

A bank which has been seeking to call up £2.5 million in loans granted to a husband and wife for the purpose of purchasing and renovating their new home has failed in an appeal against a judge’s decision to prevent the so-called “vulture fund” from bankrupting the couple.

Court of Session Inner House — 28 May 2018

Similarities in sex offences in mutual corroboration case were not sufficient to overcome 17-year time gap, appeal court rules

A man found guilty of sexual offences against two children almost 17 years apart has had his conviction quashed following an appeal.

Court of Session Inner House — 31 May 2018

Appeal against conviction for attempting to pervert the course of justice rejected

A man found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice while being held on remand by phoning friends on the outside to bribe a witness not to identify him in an ID parade after he had been accused of attempted murder had his appeal against convicted rejected.

Court of Session Inner House — 5 June 2018

Appeal judges uphold damages award to prisoner for attempted murder by fellow inmate following negligence ruling

A prisoner who was found to be entitled to damages following a serious assault by another inmate after warning a prison officer that his attacker had previously threatened him has had the decision upheld by appeal judges.

Court of Session Inner House — 30 May 2018

Scottish Legal Aid Board wins appeal against judge’s ruling to revoke grant of legal aid

The Scottish Legal Aid Board has successfully appealed against a judge’s ruling to reduce its decision to grant civil legal aid to a man who was seeking to challenge the lawfulness of a local authority’s determinations relating to the provision of community care services to his elderly and infirm mother.

Court of Session Inner House — 24 May 2018

Parents of fatal RTA victim fail in challenge to damages awards

The parents of a man who was killed after being struck by a car as he walked across a zebra crossing have failed in an appeal over the level of damages they were awarded.

Court of Session Inner House — 6 January 2015

Mother-of-two who left abusive Italian partner wins appeal against order to return children to Italy

A Polish mother-of-two who moved to Scotland with her children after leaving her allegedly abusive Italian partner has successfully appealed against a court ruling ordering her to return the two boys to Italy for the courts there to determine issues of residence and contact.

Court of Session Inner House — 3 May 2018

Drug manufacturers’ appeal against judge’s decision to allow proof in negligence case dismissed

The manufacturers of a prescription drug for people with arthritis which it is alleged caused those who took the medication to suffer heart attacks and strokes have failed in an appeal against a judge’s decision to allow the cases to proceed to proof.

Court of Session Inner House — 25 April 2018

Unrepresented father’s application to appeal adoption order refused after ‘default’ ruling

A father who was seeking to challenge a sheriff’s decision to make an adoption order in respect of his child with no post-adoption contact but then failed lodge the necessary appeal documents has had an application for permission to appeal to the Court of Session dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House — 18 April 2018

EEA national convicted of vandalism wins appeal against ‘disproportionate’ deportation order

An EEA national who was set to be removed from the UK after being convicted of vandalism has successfully appealed against the deportation order.

Court of Session Inner House — 17 April 2018

Motorist who challenged accident damages award over ‘dishonest claim’ loses appeal

A motorist who reversed his car into another vehicle but claimed that the other driver “exaggerated” his injuries for “financial gain” has had an appeal against a decision ordering him to pay damages dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House — 16 April 2018

Judges publish reasons for rejecting Rangers chairman’s appeal against court order to make £11m share offer

Appeal judges have published their reasons for rejecting a challenge by the chairman of Rangers Football Club to a court order requiring him to make an offer for all the issued ordinary share capital of Rangers International Football Club Plc not already controlled by him.

Court of Session Inner House — 13 April 2018

Energy company wins appeal in £130m damages claim against contractor over hydroelectric scheme tunnel collapse

An energy company which was seeking £130 million in damages from an engineering contractor following the collapse of a tunnel at a Fort Augustus hydro-electric scheme nearly a decade ago has won an appeal.

Court of Session Inner House — 11 April 2018

Housing association tenant’s appeal for ‘right to buy’ property dismissed

A housing association tenant whose application to purchase her home under “right to buy” legislation was refused has had her appeal against the decision dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House — 10 April 2018