Case archive



Glasgow sheriff removes convicted rapist’s parental rights in respect of son and orders nil contact

A sheriff in Glasgow has removed the parental rights of a convicted rapist in respect of his son and determined that it would not be in the best interests of the child to have any form of contact with him while still allowing him to have letterbox contact with his daughter.

Sheriff Court 4 March 2021

Glasgow sheriff refuses to recuse himself from child relocation case

A sheriff in Glasgow has refused a motion calling for his recusal from family proceedings involving a mother who sought to relocate with her child to the USA.

Sheriff Court 24 February 2021

Evangelical association’s breach of contract claim for cancelled arena event rejected by Glasgow sheriff

A sheriff in Glasgow has dismissed part of an action for damages raised by an evangelical Christian organisation against the operators of the SSE Hydro Arena but ordered a proof in respect of quantification of loss concerning a potential breach of the Equality Act 2010.

Sheriff Court 23 February 2021

Edinburgh law student loses appeal against being placed on children’s list following sexual offences against classmates 

A law student in Edinburgh who was placed on the children’s list after being convicted of several sexual offences against schoolmates on Uist has had his appeal against the decision of the Scottish Ministers to list him refused. 

Sheriff Court 12 February 2021

Tenant of burned down storage unit at former turkey farm fails to establish damages claim

An action by the lessee of a storage unit located on a former poultry farm that was destroyed by a fire in 2016 has been dismissed by a sheriff.

Sheriff Court 27 January 2021

Edinburgh sheriff finds man entitled to paternity test as part of child compulsory supervision order

A man who appealed the decision of a children’s hearing not to require the local authority to organise a DNA test as part of a compulsory supervision order has been successful in an appeal to the sheriff.

Sheriff Court 14 January 2021

Sheriff grants division and sale of Bearsden home jointly owned by feuding ex-sisters-in-law 

A sheriff in Dumbarton has granted a crave for division and sale of a property in Bearsden jointly owned by two feuding former sisters-in-law following several years of legal correspondence between them with no agreement. 

Sheriff Court 12 January 2021

Sheriff Personal Injury Court rules ‘online travel agent’ deal could be considered a package holiday 

A woman who was injured during a two-week holiday to Turkey has successfully established that consumer regulations on the provision of package holidays applied to the booking she made with an ‘online travel agent’ for flights, accommodation, and hotel transfer. 

Sheriff Court 23 December 2020

Hamilton sheriff rules metal goods contract dispute resolved by email correspondence

Two companies which were at odds over whether a dispute over a contract between them for the sale of metal products had been resolved have had the issue resolved in favour of the original seller.

Sheriff Court 24 November 2020

Edinburgh harbour commercial tenant fails to establish wrongful payments 

A tenant of commercial premises in Granton, Edinburgh, has been unsuccessful in its action against an agent of its landlord for reduction of invoices and repayment of sums it alleged were wrongfully paid to its landlord’s agents. 

Sheriff Court 20 November 2020

Perthshire man granted absolvitor in back road car accident damages case 

A sheriff in Perth has absolved a man of any wrongdoing in a car accident that took place on a back road near Blackford in the Perth and Kinross area. 

Sheriff Court 18 November 2020

Tenant of Glasgow office building with defective curtain walling entitled to abate rent

A former tenant of an office complex in Glasgow that had to vacate the premises for necessary repairs has successfully established its entitlement to abate the rent as a result of the works. 

Sheriff Court 17 November 2020

Sheriff Principal determines North Sea helicopter crash could not have been avoided

A fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of four people in a North Sea helicopter accident has concluded with a declaration that the deaths could not have been avoided in the circumstances.

Sheriff Court 21 October 2020

Former Harley mechanic awarded damages after crash left him afraid of riding motorbikes 

A former apprentice mechanic who was involved in a road-accident while testing a client’s Harley-Davidson motorbike has successfully obtained an award of damages after being involved in a road accident that gave him a phobia of being killed or injured on a motorbike.

Sheriff Court 14 October 2020

West Lothian taxi driver loses appeal against suspension of licence until 2022 

A taxi driver who had his licence suspended by a local authority on the ground of no longer being a fit and proper person to hold such a licence has had his appeal against the decision refused. 

Sheriff Court 8 October 2020