Case archive



Appeal Court exercises ‘dispensing power’ to overrule decision on invalidity of unsigned citation

A failure to sign a form of citation does not render service of a summons incurably valid and can be ...

Court of Session Inner House — 30 July 2018

Supreme Court: Legal permission no longer required to end care for patients in vegetative state

Legal permission will not be required to end care for patients who are in a long-term vegetative sta ...

UK Supreme Court — 30 July 2018

Child sex offender who claimed ‘mutual corroboration’ could not be applied to charges loses appeal against conviction

A man found guilty of historical child sex offences on the basis of the doctrine of “mutual co ...

High Court of Justiciary — 27 July 2018

Challenge to registration of croft rejected as applicant was not a person ‘aggrieved’

Appeal judges have upheld a Scottish Land Court ruling to dismiss an application seeking t ...

Court of Session Inner House — 27 July 2018

Legal first as family of mesothelioma victim awarded £250,000 damages over death from ‘secondary exposure’ to asbestos

Relatives of a woman who died after contracting mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos dus ...

Court of Session Outer House — 26 July 2018

SLCC decision to dismiss complaint against solicitor as ‘vexatious’ upheld by appeal judges

A disgruntled client whose complaint against a lawyer was dismissed as “vexatious” has h ...

Court of Session Inner House — 24 July 2018

Van driver fails in appeal against parking charges for parking in private car park

A van driver who received no fewer than 22 penalty charge notices after parking his vehicle in a pri ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 20 July 2018

Organised crime gang member has jail term reduced following appeal over sentence ‘discount’

A man who was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to being involved i ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 19 July 2018

Crown successfully appeals against JP’s decision to acquit ‘speeding driver’ over lack of corroboration 

A motorist who was acquitted of a speeding charge after a justice of the peace upheld a defence subm ...

Sheriff Appeal Court — 18 July 2018

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Court rejects construction company’s appeal against release of ‘commercially sensitive’ reports

A construction company involved in the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry which challenged a decision by the inq ...

Court of Session Inner House — 17 July 2018

Scottish Water ordered to pay homeowners £220,000 over property destroyed by sinkhole

A couple whose home was demolished after a water main burst in their garden and caused a sinkhole to ...

Court of Session Outer House — 16 July 2018

Family of asbestos victim awarded £360,000 damages 

The family of an office worker who died from a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos are to be award ...

Court of Session Outer House — 13 July 2018

Man jailed over possession of indecent images of children has sexual offences prevention order quashed

A man who was sentenced to two years and three months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to t ...

Court of Session Inner House — 12 July 2018

HMRC succeeds in VAT appeal to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed an appeal by HMRC in a case in which it refused a company& ...

UK Supreme Court — 11 July 2018

‘Limbs in the loch’ killer fails in legal bid to purchase personal prison laptop

A prisoner who challenged a decision to refuse his request for permission to purchase a personal lap ...

Court of Session Outer House — 11 July 2018