Case archive



Legal firm fails in application for leave to appeal against complaints commission decision

A legal firm which sought to challenge a decision by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) to admit a number of complaints to further investigation has been refused leave to appeal to the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 28 November 2017

Party litigant refused leave to appeal after lodging application late

A party litigant who sought leave to appeal against a Sheriff Appeal Court decision refusing to allow his appeal to be received late has had his application dismissed by the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 24 November 2017

Appeal against interlocutor is competent where interlocutor is dependent on earlier one

A challenge to the competency of a reclaiming motion which was designed to review not the interlocutor appealed against but an earlier interlocutor has been dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 21 November 2017

Homeowner wins appeal over council’s ‘pre-payment condition’ for housing repairs grant

A homeowner involved in a legal dispute with a Scottish local authority has won his appeal after arguing that the council acted beyond its powers in imposing a condition attached to the award of grant assistance, which required property owners to pay their share of the cost of repairs to their tenement by the time the final account for the works was issued or be liable for the full costs.

Court of Session Inner House 15 November 2017

Iraqi asylum seeker refused leave to appeal in claim for humanitarian protection

An Iraqi Kurd who was refused asylum, humanitarian protection and human rights protection in the UK has had an application for leave to appeal rejected.

Court of Session Inner House 9 November 2017

Committee erred in deleting dwelling house from valuation list during renovation work

An assessor who challenged a decision by a valuation appeal committee to remove a property from a council tax valuation list on the basis that it was no longer a dwelling house has successfully appealed against the determination.

Court of Session Inner House 31 October 2017

Judges reject sister’s appeal against appointment of guardian over ‘bias’ claim against mental health officer

A woman who challenged a sheriff’s order to appoint a local authority social worker as her brother’s guardian has had her appeal against the decision dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 24 October 2017

Appeal judges uphold decision to refuse entry to Sudanese man with British family

A Sudanese man who was refused leave to enter the United Kingdom to join his British wife and children has failed in an appeal against the decision.

Court of Session Inner House 19 October 2017

‘Limbs in the Loch’ murderer refused permission to appeal in judicial review over ‘unlawful’ opening of mail

A prisoner has been refused permission to appeal against certain aspects of judge’s decision in his legal action against prison authorities for opening letters addressed to him.

Court of Session Inner House 13 October 2017

Court of Session judge rejects party litigant’s application for permission to appeal dismissal of action

A party litigant who was seeking to reduce a will has had an application for permission to appeal against a sheriff’s decision to dismiss his claim and award expenses to the other side rejected.

Court of Session Inner House 10 October 2017

Mother of brain damaged baby fails in damages action against health board over midwives’ negligence

A mother who sued a health board claiming that failures by hospital staff in the lead up to the birth of her child resulted in her baby being born with severe disabilities has had her appeal for damages dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 30 August 2017

Glasgow City Council workers win equal pay appeal over job evaluation scheme

Thousands of current and former employees involved in an equal pay dispute with Scotland’s largest local authority have successfully challenged the council’s job salary re-grading scheme after complaining that the process was “fundamentally flawed”.

Court of Session Inner House 21 August 2017

Gay Latvian man convicted of shooting police officer loses appeal against deportation

A Latvian man convicted of shooting a police officer in the head with a pellet gun who challenged a decision by the Home Secretary to remove him from the UK on the basis that he had lived in the country for more than ten years has had his appeal against the deportation order dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 20 July 2017

Chinese mother-of-two wins asylum appeal over fear of persecution

A Chinese woman who claimed she would be persecuted if returned to her home country having had two children out of wedlock has successfully challenged a decision to refuse her application for asylum.

Court of Session Inner House 4 July 2017

Rangers ‘not contractually bound’ to pay Charles Green’s legal fees in criminal proceedings

Rangers Football Club were not required to pay the costs of a former chief executive’s defence to criminal proceedings brought against him, appeal judges ruled.

Court of Session Inner House 23 June 2017