Case archive

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

Solicitors pension fund claim against legal firm and former partners dismissed

Trustees of the Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund who raised an action against a legal firm and its former partners to recover a £90,000 deficit in the fund have had their claim dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 8 January 2018

Pub boss found in contempt of court for breach of interdict after screening live football match on Sky Sports

A pub manager who was barred from showing certain live football matches has been found in contempt of court after a broadcaster brought proceedings for breach of interdict.

Court of Session Outer House 7 November 2017

E-cigarette company’s trade mark appeal vaporised by Court of Session

An e-cigarette company whose trade mark was declared “invalid” because it was similar to that of a rival brand with a previously registered trade mark has had an appeal against the decision dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 13 July 2017

Scottish council has application for anonymity relating to arbitration rejected

A Scottish local authority involved in arbitration proceedings with a building company following a dispute over a construction contract has had an application for a court order prohibiting disclosure of the identity of the parties refused.

Court of Session Outer House 11 May 2017

DWF sued for £1m by former landlord over failure to pay for office repairs

DWF LLP has failed in a plea to have a £1 million claim against it dismissed in a commercial action brought by the landlord of its former Glasgow offices.

Court of Session Outer House 13 April 2017