Case archive

Heir of man who died in 1999 loses claim for value of items from estate allegedly unaccounted for

A man who claimed that he was due payment for his share of the value of items from his late father’s estate that were not listed in the inventory of the estate has failed in his action for payment.

Sheriff Court 8 June 2020

Inner House refuses alleged fraudster’s extradition appeal

A Scottish man who is the subject of an extradition request by the US government has failed in his challenge of a sheriff’s decision to grant permission for the extradition to go ahead.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 5 June 2020

High Court rejects appeal of man convicted in 'distressing' sexual assault trial

A man who was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment for sexually assaulting a woman has had his appeal against conviction refused by the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 4 June 2020

Boat of Garten man loses ‘bad smell’ nuisance appeal against Scottish Water

A man who lives near a waste water treatment plant in the Highlands has failed to obtain declarator of continuing nuisance in respect of noxious fumes that were present in his garden.

Court of Session Outer House 3 June 2020

Farmer granted reduction of expulsion notice from family partnership

A farmer who was expelled from his family farming partnership has been granted decree of reduction of the expulsion notice.

Court of Session Outer House 2 June 2020

Killers of Glasgow man murdered with knife and hammer lose appeals against conviction

Two men who were convicted of the murder of a man in Glasgow have failed in their appeals against their conviction.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 1 June 2020

Inner House rules Motherwell tenant in sisted breach of duty action allowed to amend proceedings

A tenant of a local authority housing site in Motherwell has successfully sought a review of the decision not to allow her to amend her pleadings in an action for damages against her landlords.

Court of Session Inner House 29 May 2020

Wings Over Scotland blogger loses defamation appeal against former Scottish Labour leader

A blogger who sued the former leader of the Scottish Labour Party for defamation for calling him “homophobic” in response to a tweet he had made about a Scottish Conservative Party MSP has had his appeal refused.

Court of Session Inner House 28 May 2020

Glasgow man convicted of rape of young partner loses appeal against conviction

A man convicted of raping his partner, with whom he allegedly began a sexual relationship with while she was underage, has had his appeal against conviction and sentence refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 27 May 2020

Civil engineering firm did not breach duty of care to tenants of contaminated housing development

Two tenants of properties in a housing development in Motherwell have failed to establish that a civil engineering firm breached a duty of care owed to them in respect of injuries they sustained whilst living on the site.

Court of Session Outer House 26 May 2020

Prison escapee’s petition for judicial review of progression decision refused

A prisoner in HMP Glenochil serving nearly 20 years in custody has been refused permission for judicial review of a decision of the Scottish Ministers not to move him into less secure prison conditions.

Court of Session Outer House 22 May 2020

Glasgow businessman’s appeal against fire insurance decision refused

A man who had an insurance policy in respect of commercial premises in Glasgow had has his appeal against a decision that his insurer was not bound to indemnify him refused.

Court of Session Inner House 21 May 2020

Waste processing company’s breach of contract action against city council continued to hearing

A waste management company that sought damages for breach of contract from a city council has had their case continued to a hearing to determine the nature and scope of the proof.

Court of Session Outer House 20 May 2020

Oil company successfully restores former licensees to register of companies pending Texas court action

An oilfield tool manufacturing company has succeeded in its petition to restore its former licensees to the register of companies so that they could be the defendants in an action before the federal court of Texas in which they were the plaintiff.

Court of Session Inner House 19 May 2020

Chinese victim of human trafficking wins appeal against deportation decision

A Chinese national who was identified as a victim of modern slavery but was initially refused discretionary leave to remain in the UK has successfully petitioned for a reduction of the decision.

Court of Session Outer House 18 May 2020