Case archive



Wife killer fails in legal bid to challenge pension entitlement ruling

A man convicted of murdering his wife who has been seeking to challenge his former employer’s decision to award him a reduced pension has had his case dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House — 19 January 2018

Breach of interdict overturned as ruling was not supported by sheriff’s findings in fact

A former partner in a property letting department of a firm of chartered surveyors who was interdicted from soliciting business from any company clients with which he had dealings after he set up a rival agency has successfully appealed against a decision that he was in breach of the court’s order.

Court of Session Inner House — 16 January 2018

Footballers found to have raped woman in civil action lose appeal against ruling

Two professional footballers who were found to have raped a woman after a judge ruled she was “incapable of consenting” due to the effects of alcohol have had an appeal against the decision dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House — 29 November 2017

Legal firm fails in application for leave to appeal against complaints commission decision

A legal firm which sought to challenge a decision by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) to admit a number of complaints to further investigation has been refused leave to appeal to the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House — 28 November 2017

Party litigant refused leave to appeal after lodging application late

A party litigant who sought leave to appeal against a Sheriff Appeal Court decision refusing to allow his appeal to be received late has had his application dismissed by the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House — 24 November 2017

Appeal against interlocutor is competent where interlocutor is dependent on earlier one

A challenge to the competency of a reclaiming motion which was designed to review not the interlocutor appealed against but an earlier interlocutor has been dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House — 21 November 2017

Homeowner wins appeal over council’s ‘pre-payment condition’ for housing repairs grant

A homeowner involved in a legal dispute with a Scottish local authority has won his appeal after arguing that the council acted beyond its powers in imposing a condition attached to the award of grant assistance, which required property owners to pay their share of the cost of repairs to their tenement by the time the final account for the works was issued or be liable for the full costs.

Court of Session Inner House — 15 November 2017

Iraqi asylum seeker refused leave to appeal in claim for humanitarian protection

An Iraqi Kurd who was refused asylum, humanitarian protection and human rights protection in the UK has had an application for leave to appeal rejected.

Court of Session Inner House — 9 November 2017

Committee erred in deleting dwelling house from valuation list during renovation work

An assessor who challenged a decision by a valuation appeal committee to remove a property from a council tax valuation list on the basis that it was no longer a dwelling house has successfully appealed against the determination.

Court of Session Inner House — 31 October 2017

Judges reject sister’s appeal against appointment of guardian over ‘bias’ claim against mental health officer

A woman who challenged a sheriff’s order to appoint a local authority social worker as her brother’s guardian has had her appeal against the decision dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House — 24 October 2017

Appeal judges uphold decision to refuse entry to Sudanese man with British family

A Sudanese man who was refused leave to enter the United Kingdom to join his British wife and children has failed in an appeal against the decision.

Court of Session Inner House — 19 October 2017

‘Limbs in the Loch’ murderer refused permission to appeal in judicial review over ‘unlawful’ opening of mail

A prisoner has been refused permission to appeal against certain aspects of judge’s decision in his legal action against prison authorities for opening letters addressed to him.

Court of Session Inner House — 13 October 2017

Court of Session judge rejects party litigant’s application for permission to appeal dismissal of action

A party litigant who was seeking to reduce a will has had an application for permission to appeal against a sheriff’s decision to dismiss his claim and award expenses to the other side rejected.

Court of Session Inner House — 10 October 2017

Mother of brain damaged baby fails in damages action against health board over midwives’ negligence

A mother who sued a health board claiming that failures by hospital staff in the lead up to the birth of her child resulted in her baby being born with severe disabilities has had her appeal for damages dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House — 30 August 2017

Glasgow City Council workers win equal pay appeal over job evaluation scheme

Thousands of current and former employees involved in an equal pay dispute with Scotland’s largest local authority have successfully challenged the council’s job salary re-grading scheme after complaining that the process was “fundamentally flawed”.

Court of Session Inner House — 21 August 2017