Case archive

High Court quashes culpable homicide verdict and replaces it with assault

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has quashed a verdict of guilty of culpable homicide returned against a co-accused in a murder case, replacing it with a verdict of guilty of assault.

Court of Session Inner House 26 June 2020

Outer House finds Edinburgh Airport validly exercised option to purchase adjacent land

A property developer that granted an option to purchase land it owned next to Edinburgh Airport in favour of the airport has failed to establish that the option had not been validly exercised.

Court of Session Outer House 25 June 2020

Bingo club operator’s tax appeal to Supreme Court dismissed

A bingo club operator’s tax appeal to the Supreme Court has been unanimously dismissed.

UK Supreme Court 24 June 2020

English High Court rules compensation cap for pensioners below normal pension age discriminatory

The High Court of England and Wales has ruled that the operation of a compensation cap operated by the Pension Protection Fund to reduce the pensions of those below normal pension age was discriminatory on the grounds of age.

England and Wales High Court 24 June 2020

Husband ordered to pay over £700,000 to divorcing spouse pending withdrawal of legal action in Pakistan

A husband has been ordered to transfer over £700,000 to his wife in order to realise a fair and equal division of matrimonial assets between them in their divorce, but only after legal proceedings against him in Pakistan have been withdrawn.

Court of Session Outer House 23 June 2020

High Court rules dual-purpose items can be considered disguised firearms

The High Court of Justiciary has ruled that the incorporation of a firearm into a dual-purpose object does not mean that it cannot be regarded as “disguised as another object” under section 5(1A)(a) of the Firearms Act 1968.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 22 June 2020

High Court allows appeal against conviction for rape and indecent assault

The High Court of Justiciary has allowed an appeal against conviction for charges of rape and indecent assault on the ground that the two charges were too materially different to mutually corroborate one another.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 19 June 2020

COVID-19: Man who deliberately coughed in faces of police officers has sentence increased

A Crown appeal against the leniency of the sentence of a man who pled guilty to deliberately coughing in the faces of two police officers and thus recklessly endangering their lives has resulted in the total sentence being increased by nine months.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 18 June 2020

Former El Salvador serviceman’s petition to reduce deportation decision refused

A citizen of El Salvador who claimed that he would be a victim of organised crime if he was deported from the UK has failed to petition for a judicial review of the decision to deport him.

Court of Session Outer House 17 June 2020

Interim orders granted against Stornoway blogger in ongoing defamation action by British Gas

The Outer House of the Court of Session has granted interim orders in an action for defamation brought by an energy company against a blogger from Stornoway that require him to remove certain blog posts as well as restricting the content of future posts.

Court of Session Outer House 16 June 2020

Planning appeal challenging building of house in sight of listed building refused

The proprietors of an 18th-century house in the Argyll and Bute area have had their appeal against the decision not to reduce a grant of planning permission to erect a house near the property refused.

Court of Session Outer House 15 June 2020

Aberdeenshire man who participated in multiple robberies whilst on bail loses appeal against conviction

A man who was convicted of attacking and robbing two men in Aberdeenshire while he was on bail has had his appeal against the convictions refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 12 June 2020

Property developer’s breach of missives action continued to proof

A company that was formed to complete a development of 55 residential apartments at a site near the Portobello Kilns in Edinburgh, has had its petition to amend a Deed of Conditions.

Court of Session Outer House 11 June 2020

Somali islander refused judicial review of asylum decision

A Somalian national who sought asylum in the UK and had his petition for judicial review of the decision to reject his application refused has failed in his challenge that decision in the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Court of Session Inner House 10 June 2020

Sheriff Appeal Court quashes assault charge based on sheriff’s consideration of phone evidence

A man who was convicted of assaulting his former partner and of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner in breach of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 has succeeded in having the former charge quashed by the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Sheriff Appeal Court 9 June 2020