Case archive



Mordington Crescent: Baron loses appeal against refusal of Lords peerage

A Scottish baron has lost an appeal challenging the refusal of his petition to the Queen to grant him a peerage and entitlement to sit in the House of Lords.

Court of Session Inner House 6 July 2020

Trust’s appeal against partial enforcement of arbitrator’s decision refused

A reclaiming motion by a trust against the partial enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision in respect of a dispute between the trust and a company contracted to build a house for the trust has been refused.

Court of Session Inner House 3 July 2020

Man detained in psychiatric hospital refused permission to appeal SLCC decision

A man currently detained in a psychiatric hospital has been refused permission to appeal a decision of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission regarding the service he received from a solicitor.

Court of Session Inner House 7 May 2020

Inner House remits NHS trust’s historic VAT case to First-tier Tribunal

An NHS trust that applied to recover overpaid VAT has successfully appealed against the decision to reject its case by the Upper Tribunal, with the Inner House remitting the case to the First-tier Tribunal for reconsideration.

Court of Session Inner House 16 April 2020

Agent entitled to challenge planning decision as an ‘aggrieved person’, judge rules in dismissing preliminary objection to appeal

An agent acting on behalf of a landowner and a contractor in relation to proposed works at a quarry should be regarded as “aggrieved person” and therefore entitled to challenge a planning decision, a Court of Session judge has ruled.

Court of Session Inner House 22 January 2019

Tenant farmers’ compensation appeal over human rights breach dismissed

Tenant farmers who challenged a judge’s decision over the calculation of compensation payable to them following an amendment to agricultural holdings legislation have had their appeal dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 13 June 2018

Judges publish reasons for rejecting Rangers chairman’s appeal against court order to make £11m share offer

Appeal judges have published their reasons for rejecting a challenge by the chairman of Rangers Football Club to a court order requiring him to make an offer for all the issued ordinary share capital of Rangers International Football Club Plc not already controlled by him.

Court of Session Inner House 13 April 2018

Cameroonian woman who fears forced marriage wins permission to appeal asylum ruling

A Cameroonian woman who claimed she would be subject to forced marriage and female genital mutilation if she were returned to Cameroon has been granted permission to appeal in her bid for asylum.

Court of Session Inner House 22 January 2018

Resident’s appeal against local wind farm development refused

A woman who challenged a Scottish local authority’s decision to grant planning permission for the development of a new wind farm in Perthshire has had her appeal refused.

Court of Session Inner House 5 May 2017

Inner House refuses appeal against solicitors’ tribunal decision to dismiss complaint

A man who claimed that a Scots lawyer who acted for his wife in a divorce action marketed the estranged couple’s property for sale without his consent has failed in an appeal against a tribunal’s decision to dismiss his complaint against the solicitor.

Court of Session Inner House 9 March 2017

Court of Session uses nobile officium to recognise English High Court orders due to ‘lacuna’ in legislation

Three English councils have been granted orders by the Court of Session in a landmark ruling which ensures that decisions by the High Court of England and Wales placing four children in secure accommodation north of the border are recognised and enforceable in Scotland.

Court of Session Inner House 16 December 2016

Council wins appeal over Scottish Ministers' decision in railfreight terminal planning dispute

A council has successfully challenged a decision by the Scottish Ministers to grant planning permission for the development of a railfreight terminal on greenbelt land in North Lanarkshire.

Court of Session Inner House 29 August 2016

‘Limbs in the Loch’ killer William Beggs fails in appeal against decision to refuse FOI request for information relating to police murder inquiry

The man convicted 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 former Strathclyde Police over its handling of the murder inquiry refused.

Court of Session Inner House 31 March 2016

Scots law firm fails in appeal against solicitors’ pension fund’s £50,000 claim over liability for outstanding contributions

A firm of solicitors which challenged a claim by the trustees of a fund set up to provide pensions for employees of legal practices and their dependants has failed in an appeal against a judge’s decision to grant decree against the firm to pay its share of a deficit on the fund.

Court of Session Inner House 6 January 2016