Case archive



Glasgow housing association loses appeal against tenancy assignation order

A housing association that refused to consent to the assignation of a social rented sector tenancy has failed in its appeal against the grant of decree ordering it to allow the tenant to assign the tenancy. 

Sheriff Appeal Court 12 November 2020

High Court quashes 'broken bottle' assault and threatening behaviour charges on appeal 

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has quashed three convictions arising from an incident in Edinburgh in which a man was said to have assaulted a restaurant owner whilst brandishing a broken bottle. 

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 11 November 2020

Upper Tribunal rules Glasgow man can represent himself in proceedings against property factor

The Upper Tribunal for Scotland has granted an appeal against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber to exclude an applicant from representing himself in proceedings raised against a housing association. 

Upper Tribunal for Scotland 10 November 2020

Convicted rapist loses mutual corroboration appeal based on paternity of complainer’s child

A man who was found guilty of the rape of his stepdaughter as well as incest under Section 2B of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 1976 has lost his appeal against the former conviction.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 9 November 2020

Man who defrauded Dundee City Council has sentence reduced on appeal

A former IT worker for Dundee City Council who was sentenced to five years and four months’ imprisonment for fraud has successfully appealed against the length of his sentence.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 6 November 2020

Nigerian citizen who didn’t receive visa correction letter has ILR refusal reversed

A Nigerian citizen who was refused indefinite leave to remain has successfully challenged the decision of the Home Secretary that there were no exceptional circumstances justifying the exercise of discretion in her favour.

Court of Session Outer House 5 November 2020

Falkirk couple have appeal against bankruptcy sale order on family home refused

A couple from Falkirk has failed to appeal the grant of decrees for division and sale of their family home following the sequestration of the husband’s estate.

Sheriff Appeal Court 4 November 2020

Tour bus company ordered on appeal to make reparations to man involved in accident  

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ordered a transport firm to make reparations to a man who was on one of their buses when it left the road and rolled over, after the company was originally assolzied by the Outer House.

Court of Session Inner House 3 November 2020

Sex offender who inappropriately touched 11-year-old loses appeal against conviction

A man found guilty of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl who argued that there was insufficient evidence to convict has lost his appeal against conviction.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 2 November 2020

Outer House allows proof in action for reduction of dairy farmer’s loans 

The son of a deceased dairy farmer who entered into two loan agreements in respect of two farms has succeeded in obtaining a proof in his action to reduce the agreements. 

Court of Session Outer House 30 October 2020

Court of Appeal rejects challenge to equalisation of state pension age between sexes 

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has rejected a challenge to the equalisation of the state pension age for men and women by two women who had their pension age increased to 66 as a result of legislative changes made between 1995 and 2011. 

England and Wales Court of Appeal 29 October 2020

Inner House refuses appeals by divorcing couple on financial provision

An appeal by a divorcing husband against the financial provision aspect of his divorce on the ground that the Lord Ordinary had miscalculated the amount payable has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 28 October 2020

Mother who had Universal Credit reduced due to Maternity Allowance fails to challenge benefit rules

A woman who argued it was unlawful to distinguish between Statutory Maternity Pay and state Maternity Allowance when calculating how much a person should receive in Universal Credit has failed in her claim before an English court.

England and Wales High Court 27 October 2020

Supreme Court allows appeal by migrant worker not informed of visa sponsor’s licence revocation

A non-EU migrant worker who had his visa application refused after the Home Office revoked his employer’s sponsor licence and did not inform him has successfully appealed the decision of the Upper Tribunal to refuse his petition for judicial review of the decision.

UK Supreme Court 26 October 2020

Inner House resolves right to buy dispute between two feuding families 

The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused two appeals concerning a dispute between two feuding families, one of whom claimed to be the agricultural tenant of the other, holding that the tenant did have the right to buy the farmland but that a debt owed to her had been successfully assigned. 

Court of Session Inner House 23 October 2020