Case archive



Man found guilty of museum Olympic gold medal raid wins appeal against conviction over sheriff’s ‘material misdirection’

A man who was jailed after being found guilty of breaking into a museum and stealing a number of art ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 29 June 2018

Extradition to Bulgaria would not breach requested person’s human rights, appeal judges rule

A man who challenged a sheriff’s decision to order his extradition to Bulgaria over prison con ...

Court of Session Inner House — 28 June 2018

Heterosexual couple succeed in civil partnership appeal as Supreme Court makes declaration of incompatibility

A different-sex couple who object to marriage on the basis they believe it is patriarchal and who so ...

UK Supreme Court — 27 June 2018

Appeal judges allow registration of EU member state judgment despite ‘lacuna in the law’

Commercial litigants who were seeking to enforce an award of payment from a court in Belgium have su ...

Court of Session Inner House — 27 June 2018

ECJ: UK discriminated against transgender woman denied pension at 60

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK discriminated against a transgender woman ...

European Court of Justice — 26 June 2018

Domestic abuser wins appeal over lack of corroboration of ‘course of conduct’ assault charge

A man found guilty of a single charge of assault comprising eight separate incidents in a “cou ...

Criminal Appeal Court — 26 June 2018

Crown loses appeal against ‘unduly lenient’ sentence for historical child sex offences

A man who was jailed for four years having been found guilty of historical child sex offences commit ...

Court of Session Inner House — 25 June 2018

Tommy Sheridan fails in legal challenge for review of perjury conviction

Tommy Sheridan has had a legal challenge against a decision by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Co ...

Court of Session Outer House — 22 June 2018

Historical child sex abuse victims awarded £200,000 damages

A man who was found guilty of sexually abusing his step-daughter and her cousin over a number of yea ...

Court of Session Outer House — 21 June 2018

Judges reject rape accused’s appeal to lead evidence of previous consensual sexual encounter with complainer

A man accused of rape who was seeking to question the complainer about a previous consensual sexual ...

Court of Session Inner House — 20 June 2018

Legal challenge against ‘fracking’ ban fails after judge rules no prohibition in place

A petition seeking judicial review of the Scottish Government’s purported ban on “fracki ...

Court of Session Outer House — 19 June 2018

Sex offender has sentence reduced following appeal

A man who was jailed for two years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a friend while she w ...

High Court of Justiciary — 18 June 2018

Sheriff rejects Russian Federation extradition request as an ‘abuse of process’

A former advisor to officials of President Vladimir Putin who was convicted in absence of fraud and ...

Sheriff Court — 15 June 2018

Rape victim wins legal challenge against tribunal decision to reject claim for criminal injuries compensation

A woman who was raped in the 1960s but did not report the incident to police until nearly 50 years l ...

Court of Session Outer House — 14 June 2018

Man's 'worker' status recognised as Pimlico Plumbers fails in Supreme Court appeal

A plumbing business has had its appeal against a decision of an employment tribunal unanimously dism ...

UK Supreme Court — 13 June 2018