Case archive



Grandmother successfully challenges Home Secretary’s decision to dismiss UK family life claim as ‘clearly unfounded’

A grandmother from St Lucia whose application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom on the basis ...

Court of Session Outer House — 13 September 2018

Rangers administrators’ damages claims against Lord Advocate for ‘wrongful prosecution’ to proceed to full hearing

One of the former administrators of Rangers Football Club Plc who is suing the Chief Constable ...

Court of Session Outer House — 7 September 2018

Family of fatal heart attack victim fail in negligence claim over GP’s failure to call ambulance

The family of a woman who died from a heart attack an hour after a doctor visited her at home and fa ...

Court of Session Outer House — 5 September 2018

Family of asbestos victim granted full hearing in damages claim against executor of estate of partner in former employer

The family of a painter and decorator who died of an asbestos-related condition have been granted a ...

Court of Session Outer House — 30 August 2018

Former fiscal granted full hearing in £1.3m damages claim against Lord Advocate for ‘stress at work’

A former procurator fiscal who is suing Scotland’s top law officer for £1.3 million for ...

Court of Session Outer House — 28 August 2018

Nigerian entrepreneur successfully challenges Home Secretary’s removal decision

A Nigerian entrepreneur who was granted leave to remain in the UK has successfully challenged a Home ...

Court of Session Outer House — 22 August 2018

Family awarded damages from ‘negligent’ doctor after fatal heart attack

The family of a man who died from a heart attack after his GP failed to diagnose his health problems ...

Court of Session Outer House — 17 August 2018

Judge dismisses legal challenge against Scots law approving abortions at home

Campaigners who claimed that legislation allowing woman to terminate pregnancies by taking abortion ...

Court of Session Outer House — 16 August 2018

Final extract of a decree does not render the court ‘functus’, judge rules

The centuries-old practice in Scots law of treating extracted decrees as final and bringing the cour ...

Court of Session Outer House — 14 August 2018

Children’s Hearing legislation read down to ensure participation test is ECHR-compliant

A teenage boy should be able to apply to participate in children’s hearings concerning his you ...

Court of Session Outer House — 3 August 2018

Father-of-two secures children’s return to Germany after mother ‘wrongfully retained’ them in Scotland

A Scottish mother-of-two living in Germany who left her German husband after having an affair with a ...

Court of Session Outer House — 2 August 2018

Asylum-seeker who feared religious persecution if returned to Nigeria successfully challenges decision to reject ‘fresh claim’

A Nigerian national whose application for asylum on the basis of her fear of persecution on account ...

Court of Session Outer House — 31 July 2018

Legal first as family of mesothelioma victim awarded £250,000 damages over death from ‘secondary exposure’ to asbestos

Relatives of a woman who died after contracting mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos dus ...

Court of Session Outer House — 26 July 2018

Scottish Water ordered to pay homeowners £220,000 over property destroyed by sinkhole

A couple whose home was demolished after a water main burst in their garden and caused a sinkhole to ...

Court of Session Outer House — 16 July 2018

Family of asbestos victim awarded £360,000 damages 

The family of an office worker who died from a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos are to be award ...

Court of Session Outer House — 13 July 2018