Case archive

Dairy firm and housebuilder win appeal over Bridge of Allan housing development

A family dairy company and a housebuilder who challenged a Scottish local authority’s refusal to grant planning permission for a new housing development on green belt land have successfully appealed against the decision.

Court of Session Inner House — 24 January 2019

Tommy Sheridan wins appeal for interest on £200,000 damages award for defamation

Tommy Sheridan is entitled to interest on the £200,000 damages he was awarded following his successful defamation action against the publishers of the News of the World, at the judicial rate of 8% per year from the date of the jury’s verdict in 2006 until the principal sum was paid in 2017, appeal judges have ruled.

Court of Session Inner House — 12 December 2018

Children’s hearing’s decision that half-brother was not a ‘relevant person’ did not breach his human rights

A decision that a boy was not a “relevant person” for the purposes of attending a children’s hearing concerning his baby half-sister did not breach the older child’s human rights, appeal judges have ruled.

Court of Session Inner House — 27 November 2018

Property owner’s damages action against RBS dismissed after Court of Session rules claim had prescribed

A property owner who sued the Royal Bank of Scotland for breach of contract over the mortgage lender’s early termination and demand for repayment of three loans has had his £160,000 damages action against bank dismissed following an appeal.

Court of Session Inner House — 16 November 2018

Brexit Secretary’s application to appeal to UK Supreme Court in ‘Article 50’ case refused

The UK government has had an application for permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against the decision to refer the question of whether the Article 50 notification to leave the EU can be unilaterally revoked to the Court of Justice of the European Union refused.

Court of Session Inner House — 9 November 2018

Judge should not act as party litigant’s legal adviser, Court of Session rules in refusing appeal

A judge should not become a party litigant’s law agent and advise on procedural matters when dealing with applications to appeal, the Court of Session has ruled.

Court of Session Inner House — 29 October 2018

Man who fire-bombed two houses loses appeal against attempted murder conviction

A man found guilty of attempted murder after fire-bombing two houses in a revenge attack following an assault on his younger brother has had an appeal against conviction rejected.

Court of Session Inner House — 25 October 2018

Court of Session rules ‘Brexit’ revocation question can be referred to European Court of Justice

A question about whether the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) can be revoked should be answered by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled.

Court of Session Inner House — 21 September 2018

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Court rejects construction company’s appeal against release of ‘commercially sensitive’ reports

A construction company involved in the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry which challenged a decision by the inquiry chairman ordering it to release “commercially sensitive” reports has failed in an appeal to prevent disclosure of the information.

Court of Session Inner House — 17 July 2018

Crown loses appeal against ‘unduly lenient’ sentence for historical child sex offences

A man who was jailed for four years having been found guilty of historical child sex offences committed when he was a teenager has had his sentence upheld following an appeal by the Crown.

Court of Session Inner House — 25 June 2018

Solicitors pension fund claim against legal firm and former partners to proceed to proof following appeal

Trustees of the Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund who raised an action against a legal firm and its former partners to recover a £90,000 deficit in the fund have successfully appealed against a judge’s decision to dismiss their claim.

Court of Session Inner House — 11 June 2018

Appeal judges uphold damages award to prisoner for attempted murder by fellow inmate following negligence ruling

A prisoner who was found to be entitled to damages following a serious assault by another inmate after warning a prison officer that his attacker had previously threatened him has had the decision upheld by appeal judges.

Court of Session Inner House — 30 May 2018