Case archive



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

Nigerian woman granted permission to appeal in ‘family life’ claim to remain in UK 

A Nigerian national who lodged a human right claim to remain in the UK with members of her extended family has successfully challenged a decision to refuse her application to appeal.

Court of Session Outer House 25 February 2020

Scottish Ministers held liable for flooding on private land caused by M74

A landowner who raised a legal action against the Scottish Ministers over what he claimed was a “natural right of drainage” has been granted declaratory that the M74 motorway interferes with that right.

Court of Session Outer House 19 September 2017

Judge finds Scottish council liable for defective parapet in fatal bridge accident

The family of a man who drowned after his vehicle collided with a “defective parapet” on a bridge and fell into the sea have successfully sued the local authority.

Court of Session Outer House 31 March 2017

Council wins legal battle to bury mummified bodies of Edinburgh man’s parents

A Scottish local authority has been granted a court order to bury the mummified remains of a couple who died decades ago.

Court of Session Outer House 8 February 2017