Case archive

Aberdeenshire man has murder sentence reduced

A man convicted of murdering a man in Turiff, Aberdeenshire, has had the punishment part of his sentence reduced on appeal to the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 10 July 2020

Dumbarton medical practice fails to suspend order to re-engage doctor

A medical practice that took on the staff of a dissolved practice has been unsuccessful in its petition to suspend an Employment Tribunal order requiring it to re-engage a doctor who was employed by the dissolved practice.

Court of Session Outer House 9 July 2020

Hearts and Partick Thistle successfully petition for documents relevant to SPFL rules change

Two Scottish football clubs have succeeded in their petition for the recovery of documents relevant to orders they sought in terms of the Companies Act 2006.

Court of Session Outer House 8 July 2020

Greenpeace UK fined for breach of interdict granted to offshore drilling firm

The UK branch of the environmental organisation Greenpeace has been fined for breach of an interdict granted against them by an offshore drilling company.

Court of Session Outer House 7 July 2020

Mordington Crescent: Baron loses appeal against refusal of Lords peerage

A Scottish baron has lost an appeal challenging the refusal of his petition to the Queen to grant him a peerage and entitlement to sit in the House of Lords.

Court of Session Inner House 6 July 2020

Trust’s appeal against partial enforcement of arbitrator’s decision refused

A reclaiming motion by a trust against the partial enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision in respect of a dispute between the trust and a company contracted to build a house for the trust has been refused.

Court of Session Inner House 3 July 2020

Inner House rules oral hearing not required in review of decision to refuse judicial review

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that a Lord Ordinary is not required to appoint an oral hearing when considering a request for judicial review of a decision by another Lord Ordinary to refuse a petition for judicial review.

Court of Session Inner House 2 July 2020

Outer House allows proof before answer in Berwickshire castle sale dispute

The Outer House of the Court of Session has continued a case involving a dispute based on the sale of a castle in Berwickshire and accompanying barony to allow the parties a proof before answer.

Court of Session Outer House 1 July 2020

High Court refuses appeal of man convicted of assaulting a baby

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has refused an appeal against conviction by a man convicted of assaulting his baby daughter between May and July 2017.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 30 June 2020

Property firm loses breach of contract appeal over failed purchase of heritage centre

The prospective purchaser of a heritage centre in South Lanarkshire has lost an appeal against the rejection of their breach of contract claim.

Sheriff Appeal Court 29 June 2020

High Court quashes culpable homicide verdict and replaces it with assault

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has quashed a verdict of guilty of culpable homicide returned against a co-accused in a murder case, replacing it with a verdict of guilty of assault.

Court of Session Inner House 26 June 2020

Outer House finds Edinburgh Airport validly exercised option to purchase adjacent land

A property developer that granted an option to purchase land it owned next to Edinburgh Airport in favour of the airport has failed to establish that the option had not been validly exercised.

Court of Session Outer House 25 June 2020

Bingo club operator’s tax appeal to Supreme Court dismissed

A bingo club operator’s tax appeal to the Supreme Court has been unanimously dismissed.

UK Supreme Court 24 June 2020

English High Court rules compensation cap for pensioners below normal pension age discriminatory

The High Court of England and Wales has ruled that the operation of a compensation cap operated by the Pension Protection Fund to reduce the pensions of those below normal pension age was discriminatory on the grounds of age.

England and Wales High Court 24 June 2020

Husband ordered to pay over £700,000 to divorcing spouse pending withdrawal of legal action in Pakistan

A husband has been ordered to transfer over £700,000 to his wife in order to realise a fair and equal division of matrimonial assets between them in their divorce, but only after legal proceedings against him in Pakistan have been withdrawn.

Court of Session Outer House 23 June 2020