Case archive



‘Stateless’ Palestinian asylum seeker loses appeal for leave to remain in UK

A Palestinian who had been granted refugee status in Syria prior to entering the UK unlawfully has failed in an appeal against a decision to refuse his claim for asylum.

Court of Session Inner House — 22 November 2016

Tesco loses appeal against council rent valuation following opening of rival Morrisons

A supermarket which claimed that the opening of a rival store less than one mile away reduced its value has had an appeal rejected.

Court of Session Inner House — 3 November 2016

Judges reject protesters’ appeal against order to remove ‘Independence Camp’ from Holyrood

An appeal by the occupiers of the so-called “Independence Camp” against a move to evict them from the grounds of the Scottish Parliament has been rejected.

Court of Session Inner House — 31 October 2016

Home Secretary fails in appeal to deport Somalian rapist

A Somalian refugee convicted of rape who successfully challenged a decision to deport him to his home country on human rights grounds has seen an appeal against that ruling refused.

Court of Session Inner House — 27 October 2016

Company director banned for deliberate non-payment to HMRC loses appeal against disqualification

An accountant who was banned from being a company director after he paid trade creditors but not HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) when his business went into liquidation has failed in an appeal against his three-year disqualification.

Court of Session Inner House — 26 October 2016

Court of Session refuses Scotch Whisky Association appeal over minimum alcohol pricing

The Court of Session has refused an appeal by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) against the court's decision to refuse a judicial review of legislation introducing a minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol.

Court of Session Inner House — 21 October 2016

Council wins appeal over Scottish Ministers' decision in railfreight terminal planning dispute

A council has successfully challenged a decision by the Scottish Ministers to grant planning permission for the development of a railfreight terminal on greenbelt land in North Lanarkshire.

Court of Session Inner House — 29 August 2016

Company director fails in appeal against order to sell shares for less than market value

in bribery, he was a “bad leaver” in terms of the Glasgow-based logistics company’s article of association and was entitled on disposal of his shares to be paid only whichever was the lesser of their fair value or their subscription or par value.

Court of Session Inner House — 26 August 2016

News of the World fails in appeal for new trial in Tommy Sheridan defamation case

The owners and publishers of the now defunct News of the World, which was ordered to pay £200,000 in damages after the former MSP Tommy Sheridan won a defamation action against the Scottish edition of the newspaper, have had an application for a new trial refused.

Court of Session Inner House — 19 August 2016

Golf club’s appeal for £500,000 damages over clubhouse fire caused by electric golf trolley dismissed

A golf club which sued the suppliers of an electric trolley after a “Motocaddy” caught fire and caused extensive damage to a clubhouse has had an action for more than £500,000 damages refused following an appeal.

Court of Session Inner House — 27 July 2016

Scottish Ministers win appeal over wind farm consent decision

The Scottish Ministers have successfully challenged a judge’s decision to reduce a planning consent granted for the development of a new wind farm near Fort Augustus.

Court of Session Inner House — 26 July 2016

Scots lawyer fails in dispute with former firm over payments due under partnership agreement

A solicitor who resigned as a partner in a Scots law firm following a dispute about his entitlement to certain payments has failed in his claim against the firm.

Court of Session Inner House — 25 July 2016

Father's appeal for contact with daughter refused

A father who claimed that his daughter was “coached” to make false accusations that he sexually abused her has failed in his appeal against a sheriff’s decision to refuse his application for contact with his child.

Court of Session Inner House — 18 July 2016

Judge refuses leave to appeal complaint against legal firm rejected as ‘totally without merit’

A homeowner has been refused leave to appeal against a decision of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission to dismiss his complaint against a legal firm as “totally without merit”.

Court of Session Inner House — 15 July 2016

Formality over functionality: an appeal based on inadequate employee liability dismissed by Supreme Court’

The sole director of a company which failed to provide adequate insurance for its employees was not personally liable in damages to the appellant who suffered an injury while working.

Court of Session Inner House — 6 July 2016