Case archive



Shale aggregate extractors lose appeal against payment to redress unlawful tax break

A company that benefited from unlawful tax exemptions and was ordered to pay over £1 million to HM Revenue and Customs has lost an appeal challenging a payment order made to that effect. 

Court of Session Inner House 7 September 2020

Stornoway crofters lose community wind farm appeal

Four crofting townships near Stornoway have had their appeal against decisions by the Crofting Commission to refuse to approve their proposals for of the installation of community-owned wind farms on their grazing refused.

Court of Session Inner House 21 August 2020

Aberdeen landowners’ reclaiming motion against restriction of servitude right refused 

An appeal by five people, who claimed to have right of access over the driveway of a house in Aberdeen, of a decision that the right of access is restricted to only two of them has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session. 

Court of Session Inner House 13 August 2020

Housing developers successfully challenge chapter of local development plan

Five housing developers have succeeded in challenging a chapter of the Inverclyde Local Development Plan concerning housing land supply on the ground of inappropriate methodology. 

Court of Session Inner House 28 July 2020

Inner House rules oral hearing not required in review of decision to refuse judicial review

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that a Lord Ordinary is not required to appoint an oral hearing when considering a request for judicial review of a decision by another Lord Ordinary to refuse a petition for judicial review.

Court of Session Inner House 2 July 2020

Inner House rules Motherwell tenant in sisted breach of duty action allowed to amend proceedings

A tenant of a local authority housing site in Motherwell has successfully sought a review of the decision not to allow her to amend her pleadings in an action for damages against her landlords.

Court of Session Inner House 29 May 2020

Wings Over Scotland blogger loses defamation appeal against former Scottish Labour leader

A blogger who sued the former leader of the Scottish Labour Party for defamation for calling him “homophobic” in response to a tweet he had made about a Scottish Conservative Party MSP has had his appeal refused.

Court of Session Inner House 28 May 2020

Chief Constable of Police Scotland not vicariously liable for psychiatric harm to ex-undercover officer

The Inner House of the Court of Session has granted decree of absolvitor to the Chief Constable of Police Scotland for the actions of a police officer towards a member of the public.

Court of Session Inner House 1 May 2020

Edinburgh City Council loses planning appeal over waterfront development

A city council that refused to allow a developer to proceed with the development of a mixed-use site without complying with a condition of their original planning permission has had their appeal against a decision to allow it refused.

Court of Session Inner House 17 April 2020

Doctor loses appeal against medical tribunal’s decision she falsified report

A doctor who was removed from the medical register after being found to have intentionally falsified parts of a medical examination has had her appeal against the decision refused.

Court of Session Inner House 14 April 2020

Appeal judges reject ‘professional negligence’ claim against Scots lawyer

A couple who sued a Scots lawyer over the solicitor’s allegedly “negligent” advice in their purchase of a petrol station have had an appeal against a judge’s decision to dismiss their claim rejected.

Court of Session Inner House 18 March 2020

Court of Session overturns Land Court ruling on crofters’ rights to land sold after World War II

Land at Stornoway Airport is to be sold to a residential property developer after Highlands and Islands Airport (HIA) successfully challenged a Scottish Land Court ruling that the disputed areas remained subject to crofting tenure.

Court of Session Inner House 4 March 2020

Death by driving motorist’s £500,000 damages appeal against GP over prescription drugs which ‘caused black-out’ dismissed 

A motorist found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving who claimed that he “blacked out” behind the wheel as a result of medication he was prescribed has had a £500,000 damages action against his GP dismissed following an appeal.

Court of Session Inner House 21 February 2020

Woman’s ‘unjustified enrichment’ appeal against former partner over half-share of house dismissed 

A woman who sued her former partner for more than £40,000 following the sale of their jointly owned home, claiming that he had agreed not to take his share of the property if their relationship ended, has had her “unjustified enrichment” action rejected by appeal judges.

Court of Session Inner House 6 February 2020

Family of death by dangerous driving victim granted civil jury trial in damages claim

The family of a woman who was killed in a road traffic accident have been granted a jury trial in a civil action against the motorist who was found guilty of causing her death by dangerous driving.

Court of Session Inner House 5 February 2020