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 “kiss-and-tell” story to The Sun has had an application to maintain his anonymity rejected by a judge at the High Court in London.
1 April 2015
A property development company which claimed that its lawyers were in “breach of contract” has been awarded more than £2.7 million.
Court of Session Outer House 1 April 2015
Two social workers who were found in contempt of court for failing to comply with a child contact order made by a sheriff have successfully appealed to have the decision quashed.
Court of Session Inner House 30 March 2015
A company director and convicted fraudster who sued a newspaper over an article which he claimed was defamatory has had his action dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.
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 that proceedings before its conduct sub-committee “engaged” article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
25 March 2015
An environmental group which challenged a Scottish local authority’s decision to grant planning permission for a new secondary school to be built in the Fife countryside has had a petition for judicial review dismissed.
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 after being found guilty of “professional misconduct”.
20 March 2015
A pedicab driver who successfully challenged a Scottish local authority’s refusal to grant him a rickshaw licence has seen the decision overturned after the council successfully appealed to the Inner House of the Court of Session.
Court of Session Inner House 19 March 2015
At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Lord Uist(pictured) sentenced Brian McGregor to a punishment part of six years in prison and imposed an order for lifelong restriction after the accused was found guilty of charges of assault to severe injury, permanent disfigurement and danger to life, and robbery.
19 March 2015
Scots lawyer found guilty of professional misconduct for failing to conclude administration of estate
A Scots lawyer who failed to undertake any work to conclude the administration of an estate has had his practising certificate restricted for a period of four years after being found guilty of “professional misconduct”.
17 March 2015
A man who was found guilty of attempting to smuggle drugs into a prison on the basis of DNA evidence which prosecutors claimed to show that the accused had licked the seal to an envelope containing the illegal substance has had his conviction quashed on appeal.
16 March 2015
Disabled tenants in private or social housing could be given greater protection from eviction following a judgement from the UK’s highest civil court.
13 March 2015
A woman detained in a Scottish hospital under mental health legislation who challenged a warrant which was granted for her transfer to Holland had had an appeal against the decision refused.
13 March 2015
A property developer who took a loan from a bank for the purchase and development of land in 2007 but which the bank argued was merely for the purchase of the land has won his appeal in the UK Supreme Court after it held the bank made a legally binding promise for sums covering both purchase and development.
UK Supreme Court 11 March 2015