Case archive



Drink-driver loses appeal against conviction following admission despite 'no independent corroboration' claim

A man who drove a seriously intoxicated woman to A&E where he told a nurse that he had also been ...

High Court of Justiciary — 15 April 2015

Woman fined for using ‘racist phrase’ has sentence quashed after judges question prosecution and conviction

A woman who was fined £1,000 after being found guilty of a “racially aggravated offence” has ha ...

High Court of Justiciary — 14 April 2015

Divorced man’s payments to ex-wife could not be ‘ascribed’ to arrears of aliment, judge rules

A divorced father-of-two who was sequestrated after failing to meet his maintenance commitments towa ...

Court of Session Outer House — 13 April 2015

Community council granted protected expenses order ahead of appeal against local authority decision

A community council has been granted a protected expenses order limiting its liability for the costs ...

Court of Session Outer House — 10 April 2015

Homeless family wins Supreme Court appeal to stay in London

A single mother-of-five has successfully challenged a council’s decision that it had discharged it ...

UK Supreme Court — 7 April 2015

Morton Fraser wins medical negligence case after six year battle

In a Court of Session judgement issued on Thursday,Morton Fraser was successful in securing substant ...

7 April 2015

Polish woman with ‘serious medical condition’ fails in appeal against extradition order

A Polish woman faced with imprisonment in her homeland who claimed that a “serious medical conditi ...

High Court of Justiciary — 2 April 2015

England: judge rules footballer should be named in 'kiss-and-tell' story after overturning anonymity order

An English Premier League footballer who was granted a gagging order against a woman selling a “ki ...

1 April 2015

Property development company sues Scots legal firm for £2.7m over ‘negligence’

A property development company which claimed that its lawyers were in “breach of contract” has b ...

Court of Session Outer House — 1 April 2015

Social workers win appeal against sheriff’s contempt of court ruling

Two social workers who were found in contempt of court for failing to comply with a child contact or ...

Court of Session Inner House — 30 March 2015

Judge dismisses company director and convicted fraudster’s defamation action against newspaper

A company director and convicted fraudster who sued a newspaper over an article which he claimed was ...

Court of Session Outer House — 30 March 2015

SSSC successfully challenges sheriff’s ruling that article 6 ECHR is ‘engaged’ during conduct committee proceedings

The regulatory body for social workers in Scotland has successfully challenged a sheriff’s ruling ...

25 March 2015

Environmental group’s judicial review challenge over new school plans refused

An environmental group which challenged a Scottish local authority’s decision to grant planning pe ...

23 March 2015

Scots lawyer who made false legal aid claims struck off solicitors’ roll for ‘professional misconduct’

A Scots lawyer who made dozens of false legal aid claims has been struck off the roll of solicitors ...

20 March 2015

Scottish council wins appeal after refusing pedicab driver’s application for rickshaw licence

A pedicab driver who successfully challenged a Scottish local authority’s refusal to grant him a r ...

Court of Session Inner House — 19 March 2015