Case archive



Waste processing company’s breach of contract action against city council continued to hearing

A waste management company that sought damages for breach of contract from a city council has had their case continued to a hearing to determine the nature and scope of the proof.

Court of Session Outer House 20 May 2020

Chinese victim of human trafficking wins appeal against deportation decision

A Chinese national who was identified as a victim of modern slavery but was initially refused discretionary leave to remain in the UK has successfully petitioned for a reduction of the decision.

Court of Session Outer House 18 May 2020

Guarantee agreement between biogas company and sub-contractor resolved in favour of neither party

A dispute concerning the terms of a guarantee agreement between a biogas company that instructed a contractor to build it an anaerobic digestion plant in Aberdeenshire and the contractor’s sub-contractor has been resolved in favour of neither party.

Court of Session Outer House 15 May 2020

Oil and gas company’s proposed schemes of arrangement approved

An oil and gas group had has its petition for sanction of schemes of arrangement under part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 granted by the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 13 May 2020

Widow loses medical negligence claim after husband died one day after hospital discharge

The widow of a man who died from cardiac arrest the day after he was discharged from hospital has been unsuccessful in an action for damages arising from medical negligence.

Court of Session Outer House 12 May 2020

Perth and Kinross Council's petition for judicial review of call-in notice dismissed

The Outer House of the Court of Session has refused a petition for judicial review of the decision by the Scottish Ministers to issue a call-in notice in respect of a local authority’s decision to implement a proposal to close a rural primary school.

Court of Session Outer House 11 May 2020

Council ordered to re-consider planning application for Cumbernauld retail park expansion

The owners of a shopping centre in Cumbernauld have succeeded in a petition for judicial review made against a decision of North Lanarkshire Council to grant planning permission for a major development near Cumbernauld Town Centre.

Court of Session Outer House 5 May 2020

Wind farm developer successfully petitions for judicial review against MoD

A developer of commercial wind farms that applied for planning permission for a wind farm within the consultation zone of the Eskdalemuir Seismic Array has succeeded in petitioning the court for a time extension to begin proceedings for judicial review.

Court of Session Outer House 21 April 2020

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