Case archive



US organisation seeking unexplained wealth order for Donald Trump’s Scottish properties has petition refused by Outer House

A US-based non-profit organisation that challenged the approach of the Scottish Ministers to the making of Unexplained Wealth Orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 has had its petition for judicial review refused by a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 29 November 2021

Commercial judge refuses to sift action for outstanding pension contributions raised by fund trustees

A commercial judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has refused to sist proceedings brought by the trustees of a pension fund against the sole employer liable to pay contributions to it.

Court of Session Outer House 25 November 2021

Outer House judge rejects averments of pre-contract discussions in dispute over quality of construction stone

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session hearing a commercial action by a contractor relating to the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project has rejected from proof averments by a supplier of stone that there was agreement that a lower class of material would be supplied than that specified in the contract.

Court of Session Outer House 18 November 2021

Renfrewshire hotel owners’ petition for review of council development plan rejected as incompetent

The owners of a hotel in Renfrewshire have failed to overturn a decision of Renfrewshire Council to remove land adjacent to the hotel from a list of sites allocated for residential development.

Court of Session Outer House 12 November 2021

Borders sheep farmer ordered to pay £900k to divorcing wife

A sheep farmer in the Scottish Borders has been ordered to pay an award of £900,000 to his ex-wife after she brought divorce proceedings to the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 10 November 2021

Action for over £72 million in damages relating to alleged defects in Glasgow hospital ruled competent by Outer House

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has ruled that an action seeking over £72 million in damages relating to defects in the construction of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow is competent in spite of a contractual provision requiring disputes to be referred to adjudication.

Court of Session Outer House 8 November 2021

Outer House awards expenses in seven unopposed information disclosure petitions to General Teaching Council

The General Teaching Council for Scotland has been awarded expenses in a series of unopposed petitions it raised against the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland for the disclosure of confidential material.

Court of Session Outer House 29 October 2021

Orkney fish farming company fails to overturn refusal of permission for proposed salmon farm sites

An Orkney fish farming company has been unsuccessful in its challenge by judicial review of the decision of the Scottish Ministers to refuse two applications to develop salmon farms off the Orkney coast.

Court of Session Outer House 1 November 2021

Outer House judge reduces licences for lethal control of Scottish beavers after petition by environmental charity

A Scottish environmental charity has successfully challenged the manner in which licences for lethal control of beavers in Scotland were issued by way of petition for judicial review in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 25 October 2021

Glasgow City Council ordered to pay over £1.3 million to man abused in foster care

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has ordered a local authority to pay over £1.3 million in damages to a man who was abused by his foster carer.

Court of Session Outer House 27 October 2021

Outer House finds Marks & Spencer not in contempt of court for limited re-opening following order to fully re-open Glasgow store

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has ruled that the operators of a store in a shopping centre in Glasgow were in breach of a court order obliging them to keep the store open but that their actions were not in contempt of court.

Court of Session Outer House 19 October 2021

Fife farm owner found not liable for injury to stable hand after riding accident  

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has found that the owner of a farm in Fife was not liable for injuries inflicted on a teenage stable hand by a racehorse that was stabled there.

Court of Session Outer House 30 September 2021

Outer House judge refuses petition for recognition of Singaporean moratoria on insolvent offshore companies

A petition for recognition of foreign legal proceedings under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 by the Director of Finance for a group of insolvent companies has been refused by a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 27 September 2021

City council grant of planning permission for e-bike station declared ultra vires by Outer House

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has declared that a purported planning grant for an e-bike docking station outside a Category B listed tenement building in Dundee is ultra vires and of no effect after the decision was challenged by locals.

Court of Session Outer House 15 September 2021

Outer House awards £290,000 in damages to family of man who died in diving boat accident

The family of a 50-year-old man who died after having an accident on a diving boat near Cape Wrath have been awarded £290,000 in damages by a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 13 September 2021