Case archive



Former recruitment agency employees fail in application to recall interim interdicts enforcing non-compete employment contract clause

Three former employees of a recruitment agency who had interim interdicts granted against them preventing them from working for a rival consultancy have, along with their new employer, been unsuccessful in their application for recall of the orders.

Court of Session Outer House 23 April 2021

Outer House judge orders proof in action by historic Aberdeen society seeking repayment of funds from members

A commercial judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has allowed a proof in an action raised by a centuries-old Aberdeen society against five of its members to recover money said to have been wrongly paid to them.

Court of Session Outer House 19 April 2021

North Lanarkshire man who distributed TV shows online banned from further infringing TV network’s copyright

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has granted an interdict against a North Lanarkshire man preventing him from copying UK TV programmes and distributing them to internet users through various social platforms.

Court of Session Outer House 8 April 2021

Outer House judge finds Edinburgh harbour developers not entitled to reconveyance of tram route from city council

A property development firm has failed to establish that it was entitled to a reconveyance of a tram line route sold to its predecessors in title that was subsequently re-acquired by the local authority that originally sold it under a compulsory purchase order.

Court of Session Outer House 23 March 2021

Outer House judge refuses to overturn expulsion of three members from historic Aberdeen porters’ society

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has ruled that three former members of a centuries-old Aberdeen association who were expelled for an alleged rule breach were not immune to expulsion by virtue of a change in their membership status.

Court of Session Outer House 12 March 2021

Outer House allows proof in action for reduction of dairy farmer’s loans 

The son of a deceased dairy farmer who entered into two loan agreements in respect of two farms has succeeded in obtaining a proof in his action to reduce the agreements. 

Court of Session Outer House 30 October 2020

Greenpeace UK fined for breach of interdict granted to offshore drilling firm

The UK branch of the environmental organisation Greenpeace has been fined for breach of an interdict granted against them by an offshore drilling company.

Court of Session Outer House 7 July 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

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

Cyclists win personal injury claims following accidents on Edinburgh tram lines

Two cyclists who fell from their bikes while crossing tram tracks in Edinburgh have been awarded undisclosed damages.

Court of Session Outer House 3 July 2019

Judge dismisses commercial tenant’s challenge to rent review decision as ‘incompetent’

A tenant of commercial premises which challenged an independent surveyor’s determination of the revised rent payable to the landlord has had its action dismissed as “incompetent”.

Court of Session Outer House 28 January 2019

Contempt of court case against Dave King to proceed after judge rejects Rangers chairman’s competency challenge

A contempt of court action against the chairman of Rangers Football Club over his alleged breach of a court order requiring him to make an offer for the remaining shares of Rangers International Football Club Plc will proceed after a judge rejected his challenge to the competency of the proceedings.

Court of Session Outer House 15 November 2018

Asylum seeker’s ‘fresh claim’ challenge based on third party report dismissed

A Chinese asylum seeker who sought to challenge a decision by the Home Office to refuse to treat her further representations based on extracts from an expert’s report in another case as a “fresh claim” has had her application dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 7 June 2018