Case archive

Man convicted of assault and robbery and dangerous driving wins appeal against ‘incompetent’ extended sentence

A man who was convicted of a number of offences including robbery and dangerous driving after he assaulted a woman and stole her car has successfully challenged a sheriff’s decision to impose an extended sentence.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 11 August 2015

Married sportsman granted injunction to prevent newspaper publishing story about affair

A “prominent” professional sportsman has been granted an injunction preventing a newspaper publishing a “kiss and tell” story about a sexual relationship he had with another woman before he was married.

10 August 2015

Knock-out blow for Scott Harrison as appeal court upholds sheriff’s order for boxer’s extradition

Former boxer Scott Harrison is to be extradited to Spain to serve a prison sentence for two assault convictions after a sheriff granted a warrant sought by the Lord Advocate.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 7 August 2015

Testamentary writing purporting to gift house to grandson not enforceable against executor, judge rules

A man who claimed that his late grandmother had promised to gift him her house in a testamentary writing has had an action for conveyance of the property against the executor of the estate dismissed.

Court of Session Outer House 5 August 2015

Killer who claimed human rights breach over lack of access to rehabilitation courses has damages appeal refused

A man convicted of culpable homicide who claimed he had not been given access to certain rehabilitative courses while in prison has had an action for damages refused by appeal judges.

Court of Session Inner House 4 August 2015

Father convicted of harassing estranged wife wins appeal against order preventing contact with his children

A father-of-three who was convicted of a statutory breach of the peace after threatening his estranged wife has successfully challenged a sheriff’s decision to impose a non-harassment order in relation to his children.

High Court of Justiciary 30 July 2015

Supreme Court rules convicted terrorists illegally held in solitary confinement

Two men convicted on terrorism charges were illegally held in solitary confinement for lengthy periods the Supreme Court has ruled.

UK Supreme Court 30 July 2015

‘Mutual corroboration’ could not be applied in case of uncle accused of sexually abusing niece and nephew

A man accused of sexually abusing his niece and nephew has been acquitted after a judge upheld a “no case to answer” submission.

High Court of Justiciary 29 July 2015

Man convicted of public indecency loses appeal against registration as sex offender

A man who pled guilty to charge of common law public indecency after a woman performed a sex act on him on the back seat of a bus has failed in a challenge to a sheriff’s ruling to place him on the sex offenders register.

High Court of Justiciary 28 July 2015

Terrorism Act questioning and search did not breach individual’s human rights, UK Supreme Court rules

A woman who was stopped and searched by police as she passed through a UK airport on returning from visiting her husband in Paris, a French national in custody on terrorism offences, has failed in a human rights challenge against her conviction for failing to answer questions which sought to establish whether she was involved in terrorist acts.

UK Supreme Court 24 July 2015

Solicitor successfully sues former firm for share of ‘net profits’ following dispute over partnership agreement

A solicitor has successfully sued his former firm for his share of “net profits” after a sheriff principal refused an appeal by his ex-partners following a dispute over the terms of the partnership agreement.

23 July 2015

Ryanair refused permission to appeal to Supreme Court over Aer Lingus divestiture order

The UK Supreme Court has refused an application by a budget airline to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling in a case relating to a dispute over its minority stake in a another carrier.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 21 July 2015

Judges pour cold water over firefighter’s appeal against wilful fire-raising conviction

A part-time firefighter who was found guilty of wilful fire-raising but claimed that a “miscarriage of justice” had occurred has failed in an appeal against conviction.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 20 July 2015

Nurse who settled personal injury claim granted motion for certification of skilled persons despite opposition

A nurse who reached an out-of-court settlement after suing a health board following an accident at work has been granted a motion which means her former employers will bear the expenses for five expert witnesses who were instructed during her preparation of the action.

17 July 2015

Man’s conviction for electricity theft overturned as police entered property without warrant

A man found guilty of stealing electricity has seen his conviction overturned because police officers failed to secure a warrant before searching his home.

High Court of Justiciary 15 July 2015