Case archive



Ex-civil partner of suddenly deceased woman allowed proof in respect of breach of contract claim

A woman who had contracted with her former civil partner, now deceased, to contribute towards the repayment of a mortgage on her home in exchange for acquiring joint title to the property has been allowed a proof before answer in respect of her case.

Sheriff Court 9 April 2021

Sheriff rules pursuer’s settlement offer in personal injury case can be impliedly withdrawn

The defender in a personal injury case who sought decree that a settlement offer by the pursuer could not be withdrawn impliedly even in a change of material circumstances has had its motion refused by the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court in Edinburgh.

Sheriff Court 1 September 2020

Scottish man injured in quad bike crash in Greece unsuccessful in obtaining damages

A Scottish man who was injured in a quad bike accident while on holiday in Greece has been unsuccessful in obtaining damages in relation to his injuries.

Sheriff Court 19 August 2020

Man sexually abused by monks awarded £317,000 damages for ‘life-long‘ suffering

A man who developed a “life-long psychiatric injury” after being physically and sexually abused by monks while staying at a residential school nearly 40 years ago has been awarded more than £300,000 in damages.

Sheriff Court 9 March 2020

Personal Injury Court issues guidance on motions for sanction for employment of counsel

The All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court has issued a judgment to give some guidance on motions for certification of skilled persons and sanction for the employment of counsel made under new court rules introduced in 2019. Sheriff Kenneth McGowan said the terms of motions should reflect “as

Sheriff Court 10 January 2020

Teacher’s damages claim for ‘psychiatric injury’ after being ‘excluded’ from school dismissed

A teacher who was “excluded” from a school after raising a personal injury action against a Scottish local authority following a fall at work, and then sought damages for a “depressive illness” he sustained as a result, has had his claim for “psychiatric injury” dismissed.

Sheriff Court 22 July 2019

Student who witnessed aftermath of Glasgow bin lorry crash fails in damages claim for ‘mental harm’

A student who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder following the Glasgow bin lorry crash has had a claim for damages refused.

Sheriff Court 29 May 2019

Motorcyclist who crashed into back of car which stopped for ‘no reason’ awarded damages

A motorcyclist who was injured after crashing into the back of a car which performed an unnecessary “emergency stop” has been awarded nearly £50,000 damages.

Sheriff Court 23 January 2019

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

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