Case archive



Sheriff Appeal Court grants order requiring schizophrenic man with kidney disease to allow dialysis

An appeal by the sisters of a Glasgow man with potentially terminal kidney disease seeking an order requiring him to comply with directions about future lifelong medical treatment has been allowed by the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 30 November 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court finds certificate for repair costs on burdened farm property contained manifest errors

The Sheriff Appeal Court has determined that a certificate of repairs issued by the proprietors of a farm in respect of a real burden to the purchasers of the burdened property contained manifest errors preventing it from being wholly enforceable.

Sheriff Appeal Court 7 September 2021

Man convicted of sexually touching child over six years has sentence reduced by Sheriff Appeal Court

The Sheriff Appeal Court has reduced the sentence of a man convicted of sexually touching a teenager after he appealed against his sentence and lodged a bill of suspension seeking to suspend the sentence imposed by the trial sheriff.

Sheriff Appeal Court 24 August 2021

Aberdeen man who failed to appoint replacement contract administrator loses appeal on housebuilding dispute

The Sheriff Appeal Court has upheld the decision of a commercial sheriff in a contractual dispute between a housebuilder and a client in Aberdeen who held that the client was required to make an interim payment following the resignation of the firm to which payment applications required to be submitted.

Sheriff Appeal Court 10 August 2021

Cyclist who ignored warning sign and collided with car loses personal injury appeal

A cyclist who was injured in a road accident near the Old Course at St Andrews has failed in his appeal against a decree of absolvitor pronounced in favour of the motorist involved in the crash in the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 5 August 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court finds Scottish Legal Aid Board not liable to pay statutory interest on overdue account

The Sheriff Appeal Court has found that the Scottish Legal Aid Board is not required to make payment of statutory interest in cases where a legal aid account is overdue, after an appeal by the Board against a Sheriff Court decision to that effect.

Sheriff Appeal Court 15 July 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court refuses appeal against sheriff’s decision not to remit bus crash damages actions to Court of Session

A joint appeal by three members of the same family who were injured in a road accident on holiday in Malta seeking a remit of their actions to the Court of Session has been refused by the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 7 July 2021

Dunoon woman fails in Sheriff Appeal Court challenge of welfare guardian appointment

The Sheriff Appeal Court has refused an appeal by a 57-year-old woman challenging the appointment by her local authority of a welfare guardian with the power to determine where she could live and where she was allowed to go.

Sheriff Appeal Court 5 July 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court refuses to release expert witness evidence recording to medical negligence pursuer

A motion by a man who sued a health board for damages resulting from negligence seeking access to a digital recording of evidence provided by an expert witness has been refused by the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 2 July 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court holds woman who witnessed Glasgow bin lorry crash not entitled to damages for psychological harm

A woman who witnessed the 2014 Glasgow bin lorry crash has failed to appeal a decision of the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court that she was not entitled to damages for psychological and psychiatric problems arising from the incident.

Sheriff Appeal Court 11 June 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court sends case of teacher accused of assaulting vulnerable children back to sheriff

A Crown appeal by stated case against a sheriff’s decision to uphold a no case to answer submission in a case against a teacher charged with assaulting children with additional support needs has succeeded in the Criminal Division of the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 7 June 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court allows appeal of residence order after three sheriffs fail to obtain 11-year-old’s views

The Sheriff Appeal Court has overturned a decision to grant interdict against the mother of an 11-year-old girl preventing her from removing the child from her school and from the sheriffdom of Tayside, Central and Fife and granting a residence order in favour of her father.

Sheriff Appeal Court 1 June 2021

Man banned from driving after falling asleep at the wheel loses appeal by stated case against conviction

A man who was convicted of a road traffic offence after falling asleep at the wheel of his car and banned from driving for one year has had his appeal against conviction by stated case refused by the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 11 May 2021

Man whose late brother left estate to carer fails to have will reduced by Sheriff Appeal Court

The brother of a deceased man who left the majority of his estate to his carer has failed to appeal a sheriff’s decision not to reduce the deceased’s last will in the Civil Division of the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 27 April 2021

Sheriff Appeal Court refuses Advocate General’s appeal against decision that immigration official unlawfully detained fishing boats

An appeal by the Advocate General for Scotland against a decision to allow a proof to determine that the detention of three fishing boats by immigration officers was ultra vires has been refused by the Civil Division of the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 26 April 2021