Case archive



Construction firm loses sale of goods action over driving hammer

A construction company has failed in its action against a company it alleged had sold it a defective pile driving hammer, causing it to be unable to fulfil its obligations under another contract.

Court of Session Outer House 16 July 2020

Private shareholders win share buyout contract dispute case

The majority shareholders of a private limited company have succeeded in an action to establish the terms of a contract between themselves and another shareholder with whom they were in dispute.

Court of Session Outer House 15 July 2020

Supreme Court: Man convicted of sexual crimes after being caught by 'paedophile hunters' fails in human rights appeal

A man who sent an adult posing as a 13-year-old boy a sexual image and arranged to meet him and who was thereafter convicted of sexual offences has had his human rights appeal to the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed.

UK Supreme Court 15 July 2020

Aberdeen kilt shop fails to establish extended road maintenance duty for city council

An Aberdeen-based kilt shop has lost its challenge against the city council in respect of water ingress problems affecting its premises.

Court of Session Inner House 14 July 2020

Released sex offender fails to challenge ‘new relationships’ licence condition

A convicted sex offender who was released from prison on licence has failed in his challenge of a condition in his release licence requiring him to inform his supervising officer of any friendships, associations, or intimate or domestic relationships that he enters into with anyone.

Court of Session Outer House 13 July 2020

Aberdeenshire man has murder sentence reduced

A man convicted of murdering a man in Turiff, Aberdeenshire, has had the punishment part of his sentence reduced on appeal to the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 10 July 2020

Dumbarton medical practice fails to suspend order to re-engage doctor

A medical practice that took on the staff of a dissolved practice has been unsuccessful in its petition to suspend an Employment Tribunal order requiring it to re-engage a doctor who was employed by the dissolved practice.

Court of Session Outer House 9 July 2020

Hearts and Partick Thistle successfully petition for documents relevant to SPFL rules change

Two Scottish football clubs have succeeded in their petition for the recovery of documents relevant to orders they sought in terms of the Companies Act 2006.

Court of Session Outer House 8 July 2020

Greenpeace UK fined for breach of interdict granted to offshore drilling firm

The UK branch of the environmental organisation Greenpeace has been fined for breach of an interdict granted against them by an offshore drilling company.

Court of Session Outer House 7 July 2020

Mordington Crescent: Baron loses appeal against refusal of Lords peerage

A Scottish baron has lost an appeal challenging the refusal of his petition to the Queen to grant him a peerage and entitlement to sit in the House of Lords.

Court of Session Inner House 6 July 2020

Trust’s appeal against partial enforcement of arbitrator’s decision refused

A reclaiming motion by a trust against the partial enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision in respect of a dispute between the trust and a company contracted to build a house for the trust has been refused.

Court of Session Inner House 3 July 2020

Inner House rules oral hearing not required in review of decision to refuse judicial review

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that a Lord Ordinary is not required to appoint an oral hearing when considering a request for judicial review of a decision by another Lord Ordinary to refuse a petition for judicial review.

Court of Session Inner House 2 July 2020

Outer House allows proof before answer in Berwickshire castle sale dispute

The Outer House of the Court of Session has continued a case involving a dispute based on the sale of a castle in Berwickshire and accompanying barony to allow the parties a proof before answer.

Court of Session Outer House 1 July 2020

High Court refuses appeal of man convicted of assaulting a baby

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has refused an appeal against conviction by a man convicted of assaulting his baby daughter between May and July 2017.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 30 June 2020

Property firm loses breach of contract appeal over failed purchase of heritage centre

The prospective purchaser of a heritage centre in South Lanarkshire has lost an appeal against the rejection of their breach of contract claim.

Sheriff Appeal Court 29 June 2020