Case archive



Judicial review petition challenging Highland Council ratings committee refused

A reclaiming motion against the refusal of a petition for judicial review challenging the validity, purpose, conduct and decisions of a local authority ratings committee has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 30 November 2020

Inner House allows judicial review of decision to refuse Indian woman’s visitor visa application 

An Indian woman who challenged a decision not to grant her judicial review of the decision to refuse her a UK visitor’s visa has had her appeal allowed by a 2-1 majority in the Inner House of the Court of Session. 

Court of Session Inner House 27 November 2020

Tour bus company ordered on appeal to make reparations to man involved in accident  

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ordered a transport firm to make reparations to a man who was on one of their buses when it left the road and rolled over, after the company was originally assolzied by the Outer House.

Court of Session Inner House 3 November 2020

Inner House refuses appeals by divorcing couple on financial provision

An appeal by a divorcing husband against the financial provision aspect of his divorce on the ground that the Lord Ordinary had miscalculated the amount payable has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 28 October 2020

Inner House resolves right to buy dispute between two feuding families 

The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused two appeals concerning a dispute between two feuding families, one of whom claimed to be the agricultural tenant of the other, holding that the tenant did have the right to buy the farmland but that a debt owed to her had been successfully assigned. 

Court of Session Inner House 23 October 2020

Prisoner granted permission to challenge refusal of escorted day absence to see ill grandmother

A convicted prisoner who had multiple applications for escorted day absence to see his grandmother refused has been allowed to proceed with a petition for judicial review of decisions of the Deputy Governor to refuse his EDA requests.

Court of Session Inner House 19 October 2020

Woman successfully obtains order for use of husband’s frozen sperm without correct forms

A woman who sought to undergo in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment using her late husband’s sperm has succeeded in obtaining an order allowing its use for that purpose despite his not signing the relevant forms. 

Court of Session Inner House 28 September 2020

Police officers in offensive WhatsApp group lose appeal against decision to investigate them

Ten police officers who brought a petition for judicial review of the decision by their superior to conduct misconduct proceedings against them using WhatsApp messages sent to and from them have had their reclaiming motion against the refusal of the Lord Ordinary of their petition refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 18 September 2020

Glasses company loses appeal against timebar decision on 2005 VAT assessment

A glasses company that appealed against decisions and assessments of HM Revenue and Customs from 2005 to 2008 has failed to challenge the decision of the Upper Tribunal in respect of a timebar issue in relation to VAT assessments from 2005. 

Court of Session Inner House 10 September 2020

Reclaiming motion seeking clarification on judicial review appeal rules refused as incompetent

A citizen of Nigeria who challenged a finding that his petition for judicial review of the decision of the Home Secretary not to treat his further submissions as a fresh claim for asylum was not made within the statutory three-month time limit has had his reclaiming motion against the decision refused as incompetent.

Court of Session Inner House 9 September 2020

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

Falun Gong practitioner loses appeal against immigration decision

A Chinese citizen who claimed to be at risk of persecution in China because of his practise of the banned Falun Gong religion has lost his appeal against a decision by the Home Secretary to treat his further submissions as a fresh claim.

Court of Session Inner House 28 August 2020

Father’s petition to have daughter returned to Poland refused by Inner House

A Polish national who sought a return order under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 in respect of his daughter, who had been taken to Scotland in 2019, has had his petition refused following an appeal by the child’s mother. 

Court of Session Inner House 26 August 2020

Mother of man with Down's Syndome has petition against service charges refused

The mother and legal guardian of a man with Down’s Syndrome has been unsuccessful in her challenge of a decision of Glasgow City Council that he must pay a contribution to the costs of services provided to him. 

Court of Session Inner House 25 August 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