Case archive



Patent for power tool vibration monitoring device upheld by Outer House 

A patent for a monitoring apparatus for handheld power tools has been held to be valid following a challenge of its validity in a patent infringement case. 

Court of Session Outer House 5 August 2020

Motion to cap expenses in action seeking to establish possibility of indyref2 without UK consent refused

The Outer House of the Court of Session has refused to grant a protective expenses order to cap expenses in an action seeking declarator that the Scottish Parliament has power to legislate for a second independence referendum.

Court of Session Outer House 4 August 2020

Outer House grants divorce to Russian wife of Scotsman living in Dubai

The Outer House of the Court of Session has granted a decree of divorce to a domiciled Scot and his spouse living in Dubai.

Court of Session Outer House 31 July 2020

Edinburgh coffee shop owner fails to challenge reduction in COVID-19 grant for multiple premises

The owner of six coffee shops in Edinburgh who received reduced support under the Scottish Ministers’ grant scheme for hospitality businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic has failed to challenge the decision of the Scottish Ministers to give smaller additional grants to businesses with multiple properties.

Court of Session Outer House 27 July 2020

Prisoner serving life sentence loses challenge against refusal of legal aid

A prisoner serving a life sentence who submitted freedom of information requests for information he believed would help prove his innocence has had a petition for judicial review of the decision not to grant him legal aid refused.

Court of Session Outer House 17 July 2020

Construction firm loses sale of goods action over driving hammer

A construction company has failed in its action against a company it alleged had sold it a defective pile driving hammer, causing it to be unable to fulfil its obligations under another contract.

Court of Session Outer House 16 July 2020

Private shareholders win share buyout contract dispute case

The majority shareholders of a private limited company have succeeded in an action to establish the terms of a contract between themselves and another shareholder with whom they were in dispute.

Court of Session Outer House 15 July 2020

Released sex offender fails to challenge ‘new relationships’ licence condition

A convicted sex offender who was released from prison on licence has failed in his challenge of a condition in his release licence requiring him to inform his supervising officer of any friendships, associations, or intimate or domestic relationships that he enters into with anyone.

Court of Session Outer House 13 July 2020

Dumbarton medical practice fails to suspend order to re-engage doctor

A medical practice that took on the staff of a dissolved practice has been unsuccessful in its petition to suspend an Employment Tribunal order requiring it to re-engage a doctor who was employed by the dissolved practice.

Court of Session Outer House 9 July 2020

Hearts and Partick Thistle successfully petition for documents relevant to SPFL rules change

Two Scottish football clubs have succeeded in their petition for the recovery of documents relevant to orders they sought in terms of the Companies Act 2006.

Court of Session Outer House 8 July 2020

Greenpeace UK fined for breach of interdict granted to offshore drilling firm

The UK branch of the environmental organisation Greenpeace has been fined for breach of an interdict granted against them by an offshore drilling company.

Court of Session Outer House 7 July 2020

Outer House allows proof before answer in Berwickshire castle sale dispute

The Outer House of the Court of Session has continued a case involving a dispute based on the sale of a castle in Berwickshire and accompanying barony to allow the parties a proof before answer.

Court of Session Outer House 1 July 2020

Outer House finds Edinburgh Airport validly exercised option to purchase adjacent land

A property developer that granted an option to purchase land it owned next to Edinburgh Airport in favour of the airport has failed to establish that the option had not been validly exercised.

Court of Session Outer House 25 June 2020

Husband ordered to pay over £700,000 to divorcing spouse pending withdrawal of legal action in Pakistan

A husband has been ordered to transfer over £700,000 to his wife in order to realise a fair and equal division of matrimonial assets between them in their divorce, but only after legal proceedings against him in Pakistan have been withdrawn.

Court of Session Outer House 23 June 2020

Former El Salvador serviceman’s petition to reduce deportation decision refused

A citizen of El Salvador who claimed that he would be a victim of organised crime if he was deported from the UK has failed to petition for a judicial review of the decision to deport him.

Court of Session Outer House 17 June 2020