Case archive

Sheriff rejects no case to answer submission from man charged with statutory partner abuse offence

A sheriff in Livingston Sheriff Court has found that a charge under Section 1 of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 of engaging in a course of abusive behaviour against an accused’s ex-partner was able to be sufficiently corroborated by Crown evidence.

Sheriff Court 18 October 2021

Inner House rejects asylum case of Sudanese man who claimed involvement with resistance movement

A Sudanese man who made an asylum claim based on his alleged involvement in an anti-government movement has had his petition for judicial review of the decision to reject his claim refused by the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 15 October 2021

Supreme Court dismisses appeal alleging UK government failed to provide effective remedies for enforcing workplace harassment claims

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a woman who alleged that the UK government failed to properly implement two EU Directives on protection against workplace discrimination.

UK Supreme Court 14 October 2021

Architect erased from register loses Court of Session case challenging decision

A former architect who was erased from the architect’s register for unprofessional conduct has been unsuccessful in his challenge of the decision to remove him in the Court of Session. 

Court of Session Inner House 13 October 2021

Appeal judges uphold Order for Lifelong Restriction on Aberdeen man convicted of assaulting ex-partners

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has upheld a judge’s decision to impose an Order for Lifelong Restriction against a 24-year-old Aberdeen man convicted of several offences against two former partners.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 12 October 2021

Inner House refuses Greenpeace appeal against consent for new oil field production wells

The environmental group Greenpeace has lost its appeal in the Court of Session against decisions allowing two companies to create two new production wells in the Vorlich oil field in the North Sea. 

Court of Session Inner House 11 October 2021

Provisions of Scottish bills outside Holyrood’s legislative competence

Certain provisions of bills passed by the Scottish Parliament are outside its legislative competence, the Supreme Court has ruled.

UK Supreme Court 6 October 2021

Supreme Court rejects Vietnamese asylum seeker’s appeal based on unfair tribunal procedure law

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a Vietnamese asylum seeker challenging a decision of an immigration tribunal under fast-track procedure rules that were found to be structurally unfair to refuse her application.

UK Supreme Court 1 October 2021

Fife farm owner found not liable for injury to stable hand after riding accident  

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has found that the owner of a farm in Fife was not liable for injuries inflicted on a teenage stable hand by a racehorse that was stabled there.

Court of Session Outer House 30 September 2021

Housing tribunal awards £2,400 to former tenants of landlord who sold property after claiming he wanted to live in it

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber has ordered a Glasgow landlord to pay £2,400 to his former tenants after they applied to the tribunal for a Wrongful Termination Order.

First-tier Tribunal for Scotland 29 September 2021

English IP court finds no trade mark infringement in dispute between “archangel” holistic therapists

The English Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has rejected a claim for trade mark infringement by a self-described “spiritual and holistic therapist” who claimed that another holistic therapist had been using her mark to market online courses and upheld a counterclaim of passing off.

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court 28 September 2021

Outer House judge refuses petition for recognition of Singaporean moratoria on insolvent offshore companies

A petition for recognition of foreign legal proceedings under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 by the Director of Finance for a group of insolvent companies has been refused by a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Outer House 27 September 2021

Court of Appeal rules that artificial intelligence cannot be named as inventor in patent application

The English Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the UK Intellectual Property Office to reject two patent applications designating an artificial intelligence designed to create patentable inventions as the inventor.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 24 September 2021

Army officer who claimed seaside home benefited from servitude loses Inner House appeal

An army officer who owned a seaside house in Fife has lost an appeal in the Inner House of the Court of Session against the decision that he did not have a servitude over a strip of land owned by his neighbours.

Court of Session Inner House 23 September 2021

Travel agent loses Supreme Court appeal alleging lawful economic duress by monopoly supplier

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a travel agent against a decision that it could not set aside a contractual agreement with an airline with a monopoly on flights between the UK and Pakistan for reasons of lawful act economic duress.

UK Supreme Court 22 September 2021