Case archive



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

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

‘Good arguable case’ for proceeds of crime recovery does not require ‘good prospect of success’

A “good arguable case” for the purposes of proceeds of crime proceedings in which an enforcement authority is seeking the civil recovery of property obtained through “unlawful conduct” is not necessarily one which has a “good prospect of succeeding”, appeal judges have ruled.

Court of Session Inner House 22 March 2016

Inner House publishes reasons for refusing David Gilroy’s FOI appeal for CCTV images from murder investigation

The Inner House of the Court of Session has published its reasons for refusing an appeal by a man found guilty of murder against a decision to refuse his freedom of information request for CCTV images which he claims “undermine his conviction”.

Court of Session Inner House 16 March 2016

Lord Advocate’s prosecution policy on assisted suicide is ‘in accordance with law’

The failure by the Lord Advocate to adopt and publish a policy identifying the facts and circumstances which he will take into account in deciding whether or not to authorise the prosecution in Scotland of a person who assists another to commit suicide does not breach human rights law, appeal judges have ruled.

Court of Session Inner House 19 February 2016

Full bench overrules authority on breach of interdict review after ruling ‘ordinary civil appeal is competent’

A decision that a sheriff’s finding of contempt of court and subsequent sentence for breach of interdict were reviewable only by petition to the “nobile officium” has been overruled.

Court of Session Inner House 10 December 2015

Gritting company fails in damages appeal in action against Scottish Ministers‏

A gritting company which claimed Scotland’s transport agency breached public procurement law by failing to hold a competitive tendering process for purchasing de-icing salt during two of the country’s coldest winters on record has failed in an appeal to recover more than £3 million.

Court of Session Inner House 2 December 2015

Human rights challenge against ‘named person’ legislation refused by appeal judges

A challenge to legislation which will see a “named person” assigned to every child in Scotland has been refused by appeal judges in the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 3 September 2015

William Beggs fails in appeal against decision of Scottish Information Commissioner

The man found guilty of the “limbs in the loch” murder has had an appeal against a decision of the Scottish Information Commissioner concerning a freedom of information request he made to the Scottish Prison Service refused.

Court of Session Inner House 5 March 2015

Pub which lost licence after drug use incidents fails in appeal against revocation

The owners of a pub which had its licence revoked following several incidents of illegal drug use and public disorder have lost an appeal against the decision.

Court of Session Inner House 19 January 2015

Inner House issues ruling in dispute over land occupied by non-owner

The Inner House of the Court of Session has published a judgment in a case which raised the issue of the extent to which a pursuer requires to establish his own title to land in circumstances where a defender whom he is trying to remove does not have any title but avers that the land may be owned by a third party.

Court of Session Inner House 14 January 2015