Case archive



Domestic abuser loses appeal against conviction after judges dismiss ‘self-defence’ claim

g such an attack. In these circumstances, the sheriff was entitled to take the view that there was n ...

High Court of Justiciary — 18 January 2018

AG Bobek: Organisms obtained by mutagenesis exempt from GMO Directive

Organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Geneticall ...

18 January 2018

Trial judge erred in allowing defence challenge to be heard when objection was not raised as preliminary issue

A freight forwarder found guilty of being concerned in the supplying of cocaine who claimed that his ...

High Court of Justiciary — 17 January 2018

Breach of interdict overturned as ruling was not supported by sheriff’s findings in fact

A former partner in a property letting department of a firm of chartered surveyors who was interdict ...

Court of Session Inner House — 16 January 2018

Attempted murderer loses appeal against order for lifelong restriction

A man who was given an order for lifelong restriction after being convicted of attempted murder has ...

High Court of Justiciary — 15 January 2018

Appeal against conviction dismissed as judges criticise counsel over ‘unfounded’ allegations

An appeal against conviction in which counsel for the appellant made “serious allegations” of im ...

12 January 2018

Advocate General Wathelet: 'Spouse' includes same-sex spouse for purposes of free movement

The term "spouse" includes a spouse of the same sex for the purposes of European free movement, even ...

11 January 2018

Time-barred charges may competently be included in a docket as evidence of mutual corroboration

The Crown has successfully appealed against a judge’s decision to refuse an attempt by prosecutors ...

High Court of Justiciary — 10 January 2018

Council wins appeal against SLAB decision to grant legal aid

. That is unfair.” ...

Court of Session Outer House — 9 January 2018

Solicitors pension fund claim against legal firm and former partners dismissed

Trustees of the Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund who raised an action against a legal firm and ...

Court of Session Outer House — 8 January 2018

Statements of uncontroversial evidence can be lodged in extradition proceedings, sheriff rules

A provision in criminal proceedings which allows a party to serve a statement of uncontroversial evi ...

Sheriff Court — 5 January 2018

Drunk holidaymaker hit by motorcycle to have damages reduced due to ‘contributory negligence’

A Scottish woman who was struck by a motorcyclist after an afternoon of drinking in a pub while on h ...

Sheriff Court — 4 January 2018

Child abuse victim sues charity for £100,000 over ‘negligent’ handling of compensation claim

A child abuse victim who is suing a victim support charity over its handling of his claim for crimin ...

Sheriff Court — 3 January 2018

Rangers chairman ordered to make £11m share offer after judge rules in favour of Takeover Panel

A panel which regulates company takeovers has been granted a court order requiring the chairman of R ...

Court of Session Outer House — 22 December 2017

Grandfather wins human rights challenge against extradition to the UAE

A Scottish bus driver facing extradition to Dubai to serve a sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment f ...

Sheriff Court — 21 December 2017