Case archive



Half-sister of Clutha helicopter crash pilot refused permission to participate in fatal accident inquiry

The Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin has published his reasons for refusing an application to participate in the fatal accident inquiry into the Clutha helicopter crash by the half-sister of the pilot who died in the disaster.

Sheriff Court — 30 November 2018

Personal Injury Court refuses health board’s bid to remit medical negligence case to Court of Session 

A Scottish health board which is being sued by a patient for £1.5 million has had an application to remit the clinical negligence claim against it to the Court of Session dismissed.

Sheriff Court — 1 November 2018

Man granted contact order with daughters and divorce from wife who falsely accused him of raping her

A man whose wife made a false rape allegation against him and moved away with their children has been granted a divorce and a contact order in a case in which the sheriff found the children's negative views of their father were not independently formed and that the mother's witnesses, among them a head teacher, were unreliable.

Sheriff Court — 16 October 2018

Man acquitted of rape found to have raped student following civil action

A former St Andrews university student who claimed she was raped by a man during a drunken night out has successfully sued him for £80,000 in damages after raising a civil action.

Sheriff Court — 8 October 2018

Sheriff rejects Russian Federation extradition request as an ‘abuse of process’

A former advisor to officials of President Vladimir Putin who was convicted in absence of fraud and wanted on other fraud charges has successfully challenged a request for his extradition to Russia.

Sheriff Court — 15 June 2018

Woman fails in personal injury damages claim after falling over stone at Scottish estate

A woman who fell over a large stone while walking in the grounds of a Scottish estate has had her action for damages dismissed.

Sheriff Court — 1 June 2018

Cinema wins appeal against board’s decision over alcohol licence

A licensing board’s decision to refuse an application to allow adult cinema-goers to take alcoholic drinks in with them while watching any film has been overturned following an appeal.

Sheriff Court — 6 March 2018