Case archive



Inmate fails in human rights challenge to prison officer’s confiscation of card ‘containing drugs’

A long-term prisoner whose personal mail was confiscated after a sniffer dog detected drugs has had a legal action against the prison authorities dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 13 December 2019

Glasgow City Council action to recover damages from bin lorry crash driver’s former employer dismissed 

A legal action by Glasgow City Council against bus operator First Glasgow to recover £860,000 in damages plus more than £40,000 in expenses paid to the family of one of the victims of the tragic bin lorry crash five years ago has been dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 11 December 2019

Judge rejects life prisoner’s £5,000 human rights claim for correspondence ‘unlawfully’ opened by prison officers 

A man serving a life sentence for murder who claimed that his human rights were breached after his “confidential” letters were opened by prison officers has had a £5,000 damages action dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 2 December 2019

Lib Dem leader granted interim interdict over SNP ‘defamatory’ election leaflet

The leader of the Liberal Democrats has been granted interim interdict to prohibit a Scottish National Party rival from distributing an election leaflet which claimed she had “accepted a £14K donation from a fracking company”.

Court of Session Outer House 29 November 2019

Damages action over ‘defective’ metal-on-metal hip replacement product dismissed

A former forestry worker who sued two companies which manufactured the components used in his hip replacements 10 years ago has had his action for damages dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 27 November 2019

Foreign businessman wins permission to appeal for indefinite leave to remain in tax discrepancy case over ‘blatant error of law’

A Nigerian businessman who was refused indefinite leave to remain in the UK despite living here for more than a decade due to tax discrepancies has been granted permission to appeal against the decision to refuse his application.

Court of Session Outer House 22 November 2019

Company fails in claim to recover payment from ex-employee who fell for £200,000 ‘whaling fraud’ 

A publishing company which sued a former employee for more than £100,000 after she fell victim to a “whaling fraud” has failed in a legal action to recover the funds.

Court of Session Outer House 19 November 2019

St Andrews University entitled to bring trade mark infringement action against student gown seller in Scotland

Scotland’s oldest university will be able to pursue legal action in this jurisdiction against a company it has accused of infringing its trade marks in the sale of student gowns after a Court of Session judge rejected arguments by the London-based retailer that the case should be heard in England.

Court of Session Outer House 12 November 2019

Vietnamese man who claimed he was human trafficking victim wins permission to appeal refusal of asylum application 

A Vietnamese asylum-seeker who claimed he was the victim of human trafficking and was a practising Catholic has successfully challenged a decision to refuse permission to appeal against a decision to reject his application.

Court of Session Outer House 7 November 2019

Judge rejects legal challenge against Lord Lyon’s decision to change wording of barony titles

A baroness who claimed that a decision by the Lord Lyon King of Arms to change the wording of the titles from “the baron of ...” to “holder of the barony of ...” breached an agreement she entered into with his predecessor in office has had a legal challenge against the decision dismissed. A judge in the Court of Session ruled that the relevant paragraphs in

Court of Session Outer House 6 November 2019

Company sues property developer in legal bid to protect possession of land

A company which claims to have possessed a number of industrial units in a business park for more than 20 years has been granted a full hearing in an action against a property developer who was allegedly seeking to take over possession of the land.

Court of Session Outer House 28 October 2019

Immigrant with criminal convictions fails in legal bid to extend discretionary leave to remain in UK

An immigrant whose application for discretionary leave to remain was refused on the basis that he had acquired three criminal convictions while in the UK and because his application was lodged after the expiry of his existing leave has failed in a legal challenge against the decision.

Court of Session Outer House 22 October 2019

Legal challenge to ‘unlawful’ Brexit deal ‘misconceived’, judge rules 

A barrister who claimed the new Brexit deal negotiated by the Prime Minister was “unlawful” has had a legal challenge to suspend the agreement dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 21 October 2019

Assault victim denied criminal injuries compensation following judicial review by Advocate General

A man who suffered a fractured nose after being assaulted will not be awarded compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) following a legal challenge by the UK Government.

Court of Session Outer House 16 October 2019

Housing association granted full hearing in £3m damages action against contractors

A housing association which sued contractors, engineers and architects over “serious defects” in the redevelopment of a former hospital has been granted a full hearing in its £3 million damages action.

Court of Session Outer House 15 October 2019