Case archive



Woman fails in judicial review over decision not to grant her leave to remain in UK

of the expiration of her grant of leave to remain in July 2013 the petitioner made another application for permission to stay for longer than a year based on her article 8 rights, which she said were stronger because of her increased integration into her family life in Glasgow. She had recovered from her cancer by this time.

Court of Session Outer House 9 July 2015

Petition for judicial review of appointment of QC as child abuse inquiry chair refused

A legal challenge over the appointment of Susan O’Brien QC to chair an inquiry into historic child abuse in Scotland has been refused by a judge in the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 2 July 2015

Prisoner who claimed Scottish Ministers failed to provide opportunities for rehabilitation fails in damages bid

in the CARE programme amounted to or resulted from a breach by the respondents of their duties.

Court of Session Outer House 25 June 2015

Judge grants order for disclosure of flight data recorder from Super Puma helicopter involved in North Sea crash

Scotland’s chief law officer has been granted a court order to recover the combined voice and flight data recorder from a Super Puma helicopter which crashed into the North Sea in 2013 and killed four of the passengers on board.

Court of Session Outer House 22 June 2015

Defenders owed ‘duty of care’ to self-employed worker who was injured during pantomime set-up, judge rules

A self-employed stage production manager has been awarded damages of £10,000 after being injured in a fall while unloading the set for a Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime.

Court of Session Outer House 4 June 2015

Schoolboy hit by bus awarded £8000 damages after judge rules driver was ‘negligent’

A schoolboy who was hit by a bus while “larking about” with friends on the pavement as the vehicle approached a stop has been awarded damages of £8,000.

Court of Session Outer House 11 May 2015

Man injured by falling ice fails in damages action against Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

A man who sued the fire service after he was injured when ice and guttering fell from the roof of a neighbour’s house as he was walking home has had his damages action dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 8 May 2015

Client who claimed Scots legal firm ‘acted without authority’ in concluding missives sues lawyers

A client of a Scottish legal firm who failed to pay the purchase prices for three houses but claimed that solicitors “acted without his authority” in concluding the missives for the properties is suing the lawyers for nearly £200,000 after he settled an action brought against him by the developers.

Court of Session Outer House 24 April 2015

Divorced man’s payments to ex-wife could not be ‘ascribed’ to arrears of aliment, judge rules

A divorced father-of-two who was sequestrated after failing to meet his maintenance commitments towards his ex-wife and children has had a petition for suspension of a charge for payment and interdict refused.

Court of Session Outer House 13 April 2015

Community council granted protected expenses order ahead of appeal against local authority decision

A community council has been granted a protected expenses order limiting its liability for the costs of a legal action challenging a decision of a local authority.

Court of Session Outer House 10 April 2015

Property development company sues Scots legal firm for £2.7m over ‘negligence’

A property development company which claimed that its lawyers were in “breach of contract” has been awarded more than £2.7 million.

Court of Session Outer House 1 April 2015

Judge dismisses company director and convicted fraudster’s defamation action against newspaper

A company director and convicted fraudster who sued a newspaper over an article which he claimed was defamatory has had his action dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 30 March 2015

Scottish council granted permanence orders in relation to three brothers

A Scottish local authority has been granted permanence orders in relation to three sibling children whose mother had a history of alcohol abuse, after a judge in the Court of Session ruled that it would be “better” for each of the three boys that an order be made than not.

Court of Session Outer House 26 February 2015

Fire-damaged church owner’s counterclaim for insurance payout dismissed

The owner of a fire-damaged church whose claim on an insurance policy was repudiated by insurers has had a counterclaim for indemnification for losses arising from the blaze dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 25 February 2015

Oil company’s M74 land contamination claim against Scottish Ministers to proceed to proof

An oil company is suing the Scottish Government over claims its property is being contaminated by “hazardous chemicals” released from land used for the M74 extension.

Court of Session Outer House 18 February 2015