Inner House reverses tribunal decision that teacher who had indecent images on computer was unfairly dismissed
The Inner House of the Court of Session has allowed an appeal by an employer against a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal to uphold grounds of appeal against a teacher’s dismissal following him being charged with possession of indecent images of children.
Court of Session Inner House 13 July 2021
The UK Supreme Court has held that the “two-child limit” used in calculating part of child tax credit payments is compatible with Articles 8, 12, and 14 of the ECHR after an appeal was brought by two adults and eight children against decisions of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
UK Supreme Court 12 July 2021
High Court refuses appeal against conviction by man who murdered family member of ex-wife’s new partner
A man who was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering the partner of his ex-wife’s new boyfriend’s mother in 2019 has had his appeal against conviction refused by the High Court of Justiciary.
Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 9 July 2021
A Glasgow summary sheriff has refused to authorise a consultant orthopaedic surgeon as a skilled witness in an action by a man involved in a car accident against the insurer of the vehicle that hit him.
Sheriff Court 8 July 2021
Sheriff Appeal Court refuses appeal against sheriff’s decision not to remit bus crash damages actions to Court of Session
A joint appeal by three members of the same family who were injured in a road accident on holiday in Malta seeking a remit of their actions to the Court of Session has been refused by the Sheriff Appeal Court.
Sheriff Appeal Court 7 July 2021
The Inner House of the Court of Session has granted a permanent vexatious litigant order against the former director of an engineering company after an application by the Lord Advocate.
Court of Session Inner House 6 July 2021
The Sheriff Appeal Court has refused an appeal by a 57-year-old woman challenging the appointment by her local authority of a welfare guardian with the power to determine where she could live and where she was allowed to go.
Sheriff Appeal Court 5 July 2021
Sheriff Appeal Court refuses to release expert witness evidence recording to medical negligence pursuer
A motion by a man who sued a health board for damages resulting from negligence seeking access to a digital recording of evidence provided by an expert witness has been refused by the Sheriff Appeal Court.
Sheriff Appeal Court 2 July 2021
The High Court of Justiciary has reduced the sentence of a man who was convicted of the attempted murder of a rival gang member after his case was referred to the court by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.
High Court of Justiciary 1 July 2021
A man who was convicted of indecently assaulting his foster brother when he was a teenager has lost an appeal to the High Court of Justiciary against his conviction on the ground of sufficiency of evidence.
Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 30 June 2021
SPF General Secretary who posted comedy GIF in Twitter debate over Sheku Bayoh death loses challenge against misconduct proceedings
A judicial review petition by the General Secretary of the Scottish Police Federation challenging a decision of the Deputy Chief Constable of Police Scotland to institute misconduct proceedings against him has been refused by a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session.
Court of Session Outer House 29 June 2021
An appeal by the Scottish Ministers against a decision by the Lands Tribunal for Scotland to award compensation to the former owner of land acquired in order to build the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.
Court of Session Inner House 28 June 2021
High Court of Justiciary orders sheriff to approve extradition of Albanian man wanted by Italian authorities
The High Court of Justiciary has reversed a sheriff’s decision to discharge from custody an Albanian man wanted by the Italian authorities to serve a prison sentence for his role in an attempted murder, and ordered that he be extradited.
High Court of Justiciary 25 June 2021
Two people who were sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a woman in Shetland have failed to challenge their convictions in the High Court of Justiciary but succeeded in having the punishment parts of their sentences reduced.
Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 24 June 2021
Limited partner in investment fund succeeds in action demanding true accounting of entitlements due to him
A limited partner in a Scottish investment fund has succeeded in the first stage of an action of count, reckoning and payment against the partnership and its general partners before the Outer House of the Court of Session.
Court of Session Outer House 23 June 2021