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
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
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
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
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
A Scots lawyer who challenged a decision by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission to allow a late complaint from an expert witness over the solicitor's firm's alleged failure to pay a fee of £15,000 has had her application for leave to appeal dismissed.
Court of Session Inner House — 27 June 2016
Scottish council wins appeal against sheriff's decision to overturn 'not a fit and proper' taxi operator finding
A Scottish local authority which refused a cab driver's application to renew his taxi booking office licence after finding that he was "not a fit and proper person" has successfully challenged a sheriff's ruling to overturn its decision.
Court of Session Inner House — 9 June 2016
A Ugandan woman who came to the UK to join her husband after he was granted refugee status has successfully challenged a decision by the Home Secretary to refuse her application for “indefinite leave to remain” as a victim of domestic abuse.
Court of Session Inner House — 31 May 2016
Estate owner who was awarded protective expenses order for wind farm challenge fails in bid for ‘additional fee’
An estate owner who is challenging plans for a new wind farm in Ayrshire and was granted a protective expenses order following an appeal has failed in a bid to make the respondents and the interested party jointly and severally liable in expenses to him and for an “additional fee”.
Court of Session Inner House — 27 May 2016
HM Inspector of Health & Safety loses appeal against tribunal’s decision to cancel prohibition notice
Health and safety inspectors have failed in an appeal against a tribunal’s decision to cancel a prohibition notice issued to a North Sea oil company.
Court of Session Inner House — 19 May 2016
A motorcyclist who had his leg amputated following a late night road traffic accident in which he crashed into a milk tanker that was lit up “better than a Christmas tree” was more to blame than the driver of the other vehicle, appeal judges have ruled.
Court of Session Inner House — 16 May 2016
Appeal judges refuse environmental charity’s application for protective expenses order in wind farm challenge
An environmental charity which is challenging plans for a wind farm development in Invernesshire has had an application for a protective expenses order refused following an appeal.
Court of Session Inner House — 13 May 2016
A Scottish law firm which sued a former corporate client for payment of over £100,000 in unpaid legal fees has won its action after the company lost an appeal.
Court of Session Inner House — 3 May 2016