Case archive



BBC legal challenge over sheriff’s failure to provide reasons for imposing reporting restrictions dismissed

Media organisations who claimed that a sheriff’s decision to impose reporting restrictions in a civil case without providing reasons for making the order breached the principle of “open justice” have had their legal challenge dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 20 March 2020

Consultant prosecuted over Rangers sale fails in motion for summary decree in £2m damages claim against Police Scotland

A business restructuring consultant who is suing Police Scotland for £2 million for “malicious prosecution” after he was charged with fraud following the sale of Rangers Football Club Plc has had a motion for summary decree in the action dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 16 March 2020

Homeowner loses legal challenge against ‘High Hedge Notice’

A homeowner who was ordered to reduce the height of rows of trees along a boundary wall within the grounds of his property after his neighbours complained that they were overshadowing their garden has lost a legal challenge against a decision.

Court of Session Outer House 13 March 2020

Company’s £750,000 defamation action against MSP dismissed  

A company which sells “souvenir” plots of land and claimed that buyers could style themselves as “Lord of Lady” of an estate has had a £750,000 defamation action against an MSP dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 12 March 2020

Teacher’s personal injury action against Scottish council to proceed after judge rejects ‘personal bar’ claim

A teacher who raised employment tribunal proceedings against her former local authority employer for disability discrimination after she suffered “psychiatric injury” but settled the compensation claim is now suing the council for damages over its “failure to take reasonable care for her mental health”.

Court of Session Outer House 11 March 2020

Paedophile life prisoners fail in legal challenge against decision to ban telephone calls between them

A gay paedophile couple serving life sentences after being found guilty of murder have failed in a legal challenge against a decision by prison authorities to ban them from telephoning each other.

Court of Session Outer House 6 March 2020

Grandfather who swallowed false teeth awarded £200,000 damages after operation caused life-threatening injuries

A man who swallowed his false teeth has been awarded nearly £200,000 in damages after suffering “severe” injuries during a hospital procedure to remove the dental plate from his food pipe. Dere

Court of Session Outer House 5 March 2020

SLCC had no power to raise complaint against solicitor, judge rules

A Scots lawyer who claimed that the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission acted “ultra vires” in unilaterally raising a complaint against him for has successfully challenged the decision.

Court of Session Outer House 2 March 2020

Nigerian woman granted permission to appeal in ‘family life’ claim to remain in UK 

A Nigerian national who lodged a human right claim to remain in the UK with members of her extended family has successfully challenged a decision to refuse her application to appeal.

Court of Session Outer House 25 February 2020

Court grants motion to enforce adjudicator’s £4m damages decision in dispute over school construction project

A company set up to deliver a number of new schools and community centres in North Lanarkshire that sued a construction company over defects in the development of one of the building projects has been granted a court order to enforce an adjudicator’s decision in its favour.

Court of Session Outer House 20 February 2020

Legal challenge against council’s decision to demolish leisure centre fails

A property developer who claimed that a Scottish local authority’s decision to demolish a leisure centre was “unlawful” has had his legal challenge dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 14 February 2020

Afghan student’s application for indefinite leave to remain dismissed, but judge calls on Home Office to reconsider

A student from Afghanistan who has lived in the UK for more than five years has had a legal challenge against a decision to refuse her application for indefinite leave to remain dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 11 February 2020

Prisoner’s petition for judicial review over ‘unlawful’ opening of mail dismissed as ‘incompetent’

A prisoner who claimed that prison authorities breached his human rights by opening a letter addressed to him has had his petition for judicial review dismissed as “incompetent”.

Court of Session Outer House 4 February 2020

Success fee payments agreed by Scots law firm with client and advocate ‘illegal and unenforceable’

It is understood that the firm will be seeking leave to appeal. The success fee provisions of an agreement between a Scottish law firm and its clients in a multi-million pound co

Court of Session Outer House 30 January 2020

Fishing association fails in legal challenge over ‘unfair’ compensation scheme for salmon catching ban

A Scottish fishing association which claimed that a continued prohibition on catching salmon in coastal waters and a compensation scheme introduced to support affected farmers were unlawful has had its legal challenge dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 27 January 2020