Case archive



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

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

Inner House rules that landlord can demolish property subject to repairing standard order

A tenant who rented a cottage in Argyll that the landlord intended to recover possession of in order to demolish it has had his appeal against the possession order refused.

Court of Session Inner House 15 April 2020

Father fails in appeal against mother’s removal of children from Italy to Scotland

A father-of-two who claimed that his estranged wife had “wrongfully removed” their two children from Italy when she fled with them to Scotland following the breakdown of their “volatile” marriage has had an appeal to have them returned refused.

Court of Session Inner House 11 October 2019

Banker’s Court of Session damages appeal over failure of Court of Appeal to refer case to ECJ dismissed

A Singapore-based banker who raised an action for damages in Scotland following a refusal by the Court of Appeal in London to refer a question of EU law to the European Court of Justice, after his claim for unfair dismissal in the UK employment tribunal was rejected on the grounds that the tribunal lacked jurisdiction, has had an application for permission to appeal to the Court of Session dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 4 July 2019

Scots lawyer wins appeal to have complaints dismissed as ‘totally without merit’ and ‘vexatious’ 

A solicitor who claimed that a series of complaints made against her should have been rejected as “totally without merit” or “vexatious” has successfully appealed against decisions by the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission to remit the claims to the Law Society of Scotland for investigation.

Court of Session Inner House 10 June 2019

Pursuer’s offers not available in appeals to Inner House, court rules 

A pursuer’s offer cannot be lodged and given effect to in the Inner House of the Court of Session, appeal judges have ruled.

Court of Session Inner House 21 December 2018

Mother-of-two who left abusive Italian partner wins appeal against order to return children to Italy

A Polish mother-of-two who moved to Scotland with her children after leaving her allegedly abusive Italian partner has successfully appealed against a court ruling ordering her to return the two boys to Italy for the courts there to determine issues of residence and contact.

Court of Session Inner House 3 May 2018

Council breached Equality Act over failures in supporting autistic child’s return to education

A Scottish local authority which failed to provide an adequate plan to support an autistic child’s return to secondary school breached its duty not to discriminate on the grounds of disability.

Court of Session Inner House 26 March 2018

Litigant’s conflict of interest claim rejected after former lawyer ‘changed sides’

A party litigant who argued that a solicitors’ firm instructed by the other party should be barred from acting because one of its consultants had previously represented her while working as a partner in a firm which merged with the opponent’s firm has her claim dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 14 June 2017

Ex-Army officer loses appeal over ‘right to buy’ discount on council house

A former member of the armed forces who claimed he was entitled to a larger discount on the purchase price of his council home than he was offered under “right to buy” legislation has had his appeal refused.

Court of Session Inner House 30 March 2017

Res judicata: man’s £600,000 claim against bank over laptop legal battle rejected

A consumer whose legal dispute over the purchase and return of a laptop 18 years ago spawned a litigation which ended up in the UK Supreme Court has failed in a £600,000 action against the bank which he claimed “annihilated” his credit rating.

Court of Session Inner House 23 December 2016

Company director fails in appeal against order to sell shares for less than market value

in bribery, he was a “bad leaver” in terms of the Glasgow-based logistics company’s article of association and was entitled on disposal of his shares to be paid only whichever was the lesser of their fair value or their subscription or par value.

Court of Session Inner House 26 August 2016

Father's appeal for contact with daughter refused

A father who claimed that his daughter was “coached” to make false accusations that he sexually abused her has failed in his appeal against a sheriff’s decision to refuse his application for contact with his child.

Court of Session Inner House 18 July 2016