Case archive

Pakistani man trafficked at behest of step-grandmother prevails in Supreme Court appeal

A Pakistani man who was trafficked to the UK at the behest of his step-grandmother and whose case to remain in the UK was rejected by the inferior courts has prevailed in an appeal to the Supreme Court.

UK Supreme Court 19 March 2020

Appeal judges reject ‘professional negligence’ claim against Scots lawyer

A couple who sued a Scots lawyer over the solicitor’s allegedly “negligent” advice in their purchase of a petrol station have had an appeal against a judge’s decision to dismiss their claim rejected.

Court of Session Inner House 18 March 2020

Domestic abuser loses appeal against ‘unwanted’ non-harassment order

A man convicted of assaulting his partner has failed in an appeal against a sheriff’s decision to impose a non-harassment order.

Sheriff Appeal Court 17 March 2020

Consultant prosecuted over Rangers sale fails in motion for summary decree in £2m damages claim against Police Scotland

A business restructuring consultant who is suing Police Scotland for £2 million for “malicious prosecution” after he was charged with fraud following the sale of Rangers Football Club Plc has had a motion for summary decree in the action dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 16 March 2020

Homeowner loses legal challenge against ‘High Hedge Notice’

A homeowner who was ordered to reduce the height of rows of trees along a boundary wall within the grounds of his property after his neighbours complained that they were overshadowing their garden has lost a legal challenge against a decision.

Court of Session Outer House 13 March 2020

Company’s £750,000 defamation action against MSP dismissed  

A company which sells “souvenir” plots of land and claimed that buyers could style themselves as “Lord of Lady” of an estate has had a £750,000 defamation action against an MSP dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 12 March 2020

Teacher’s personal injury action against Scottish council to proceed after judge rejects ‘personal bar’ claim

A teacher who raised employment tribunal proceedings against her former local authority employer for disability discrimination after she suffered “psychiatric injury” but settled the compensation claim is now suing the council for damages over its “failure to take reasonable care for her mental health”.

Court of Session Outer House 11 March 2020

Scottish university’s payment action against student dismissed due to ‘lack of jurisdiction’

A Scottish university which sued a distance-learning student for unpaid fees has had its claim dismissed due to “lack of jurisdiction”.

Sheriff Court 10 March 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

Paedophile life prisoners fail in legal challenge against decision to ban telephone calls between them

A gay paedophile couple serving life sentences after being found guilty of murder have failed in a legal challenge against a decision by prison authorities to ban them from telephoning each other.

Court of Session Outer House 6 March 2020

Grandfather who swallowed false teeth awarded £200,000 damages after operation caused life-threatening injuries

A man who swallowed his false teeth has been awarded nearly £200,000 in damages after suffering “severe” injuries during a hospital procedure to remove the dental plate from his food pipe. Dere

Court of Session Outer House 5 March 2020

Court of Session overturns Land Court ruling on crofters’ rights to land sold after World War II

Land at Stornoway Airport is to be sold to a residential property developer after Highlands and Islands Airport (HIA) successfully challenged a Scottish Land Court ruling that the disputed areas remained subject to crofting tenure.

Court of Session Inner House 4 March 2020

Father wins appeal to assign tenancy of housing association property to daughter

A housing association tenant whose application to assign the tenancy of the property to his daughter was rejected has successfully challenged the landlord’s decision. A sheriff or

Sheriff Court 3 March 2020

SLCC had no power to raise complaint against solicitor, judge rules

A Scots lawyer who claimed that the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission acted “ultra vires” in unilaterally raising a complaint against him for has successfully challenged the decision.

Court of Session Outer House 2 March 2020

Campaigners win ‘climate change’ appeal against Heathrow Airport expansion policy

Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been thrown into doubt following a successful legal challenge by environmental campaigners.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 28 February 2020