Case archive

Inner House declines to direct that trustee of £1.35 million estate can leave part of it to charity with similar name to non-existent one named in will 

The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused to direct that the sole executor of a late South African woman who left part of her estate to charity can donate it to a charity with a similar name to a non-existent one named in the will.

Court of Session Inner House 6 September 2021

Inner House rules property development firm that managed flats “not a property factor”

A property development firm has succeeded in appealing a decision of the Upper Tribunal for Scotland that they were considered the property factors of a building under the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 and were required to comply with the Property Factor Code of Conduct.

Court of Session Inner House 14 May 2020

Planning appeal allowed after reporter abdicated duty to consider key issue of case

A Reporter for the Scottish Ministers was found to have erred in law by accepting without question the findings of the planning authority regarding the quantity of effective housing land supply in the area.

Court of Session Inner House 24 June 2019

Client fails in appeal against decision to dismiss complaint against lawyer as ‘time-barred’

A disgruntled litigant whose complaints against a Scots lawyer and a law firm were rejected as time-barred has had an appeal against the decision dismissed.

Court of Session Inner House 30 April 2019

Turkish national wins appeal for re-hearing of case to remain in UK with Scottish wife

A Turkish national who was seeking leave to remain in the UK as the spouse of his Scottish wife has successfully appealed against the decision to refuse his application.

Court of Session Inner House 30 October 2018

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

Appeal court rules motorcyclist was more to blame for late night crash with milk tanker

A motorcyclist who had his leg amputated following a late night road traffic accident in which he crashed into a milk tanker that was lit up “better than a Christmas tree” was more to blame than the driver of the other vehicle, appeal judges have ruled.

Court of Session Inner House 16 May 2016

Scots lawyer who accepted offer to settle ‘slopping out’ claim without client’s instruction fails in appeal against ‘professional misconduct’ ruling

A Scots lawyer who was found to have acted in a “reckless and cavalier manner” by accepting an offer to settle a “slopping out” claim on behalf of a prisoner client for whom he was no longer instructed to act has failed in a challenge to a tribunal’s finding that he was guilty of “professional misconduct”.

Court of Session Inner House 7 January 2016

Unhappy client cannot re-raise damages action against former solicitors after lawyer settled claim on his behalf

A disgruntled client who sued his former solicitors for damages but learned that a lawyer acting on his behalf had settled the action without his authority has failed in an appeal against a decision to absolve his former solicitors from further proceedings.

Court of Session Inner House 23 January 2015

Chef who claimed he was injured at work fails in damages claim

A chef who was injured when a wardrobe pole fell on him while he was staying in a lodge provided by his employers at a holiday park where he worked has had an action for damages refused.

Court of Session Inner House 15 January 2015