Case archive



Man who pursued and intimidated two women in vehicle loses appeal against conviction

A man who was found guilty of pursuing two sisters in a car and striking their vehicle with a scythe whilst subject to an undertaking to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court has had his appeal against conviction refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 24 August 2020

Stornoway crofters lose community wind farm appeal

Four crofting townships near Stornoway have had their appeal against decisions by the Crofting Commission to refuse to approve their proposals for of the installation of community-owned wind farms on their grazing refused.

Court of Session Inner House 21 August 2020

Milkman wins personal injury appeal against operators of Scottish National Portrait Gallery

A milk delivery man who was injured while delivering milk to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh has successfully appealed against a decision granting decree of absolvitor to the gallery’s controlling organisation.

Sheriff Appeal Court 20 August 2020

Scottish man injured in quad bike crash in Greece unsuccessful in obtaining damages

A Scottish man who was injured in a quad bike accident while on holiday in Greece has been unsuccessful in obtaining damages in relation to his injuries.

Sheriff Court 19 August 2020

Outer House allows proof to determine creditors of AWPR construction venture

The Outer House of the Court of Session has allowed a proof to determine the true creditors of the incorporated joint venture responsible for the construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route in an action of multiplepoinding raised at the instance of the joint venture.

Court of Session Outer House 18 August 2020

Arbroath strawberry farmer successfully refutes exclusive jurisdiction argument in defective polythene dispute

A strawberry farmer in Arbroath who was supplied with defective polythene sheeting has succeeded in establishing that the contractual dispute between his company and the sheeting’s supplier could be heard in the Scottish courts. 

Court of Session Outer House 17 August 2020

English court finds two former directors of fraudulent property company in breach of Companies Act

Two former directors of a company allegedly established to renovate a derelict hotel in Bristol into student accommodation have been found in breach of their legal duties, while the claims against another were dismissed.

England and Wales High Court 14 August 2020

Aberdeen landowners’ reclaiming motion against restriction of servitude right refused 

An appeal by five people, who claimed to have right of access over the driveway of a house in Aberdeen, of a decision that the right of access is restricted to only two of them has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session. 

Court of Session Inner House 13 August 2020

English Court of Appeal rules automated facial recognition technology an interference with ECHR rights 

A civil liberties campaigner who appealed a decision of the Divisional Court that the use of automated facial recognition (AFR) technology by the South Wales Police Force was compatible with Article 8 of the ECHR has succeeded in respect of three of the five appeal grounds. 

England and Wales Court of Appeal 12 August 2020

Sheriff Appeal Court rules “debt” does not include interest in bankruptcy provision

An appeal by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs against a decision to recall a sequestration under the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 has been refused in the Civil Division of the Sheriff Appeal Court. 

Sheriff Appeal Court 11 August 2020

Man who permanently disfigured another loses appeal against attempted murder conviction

A man who was tried alongside his brother for attempted murder and assault has failed to appeal his conviction in the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary. 

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 10 August 2020

Historic sex offender loses appeal against conviction and sentence

A man who was convicted of historical lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour between 1983 and 1987 has had his appeal against conviction and sentence refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 7 August 2020

Romanian grandmother wins appeal against extradition for shoplifting

A Romanian national has succeeded in appealing an extradition order that would have seen her returned to Romania to serve a 13-month prison sentence for a conviction of aggravated theft.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 6 August 2020

Patent for power tool vibration monitoring device upheld by Outer House 

A patent for a monitoring apparatus for handheld power tools has been held to be valid following a challenge of its validity in a patent infringement case. 

Court of Session Outer House 5 August 2020

Motion to cap expenses in action seeking to establish possibility of indyref2 without UK consent refused

The Outer House of the Court of Session has refused to grant a protective expenses order to cap expenses in an action seeking declarator that the Scottish Parliament has power to legislate for a second independence referendum.

Court of Session Outer House 4 August 2020