Case Reports

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A gamekeeper who was found guilty of killing a buzzard after a sheriff rejected his special defence of alibi has failed in an appeal against his conviction. By a majority of two-to-one, the Criminal Appeal Court refused the appeal after ruling that the sheriff provided “adequate reasons” for acc

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A dental health nurse who was dismissed after being denied legal representation in disciplinary proceedings against her NHS employer cannot challenge the decisions by way of judicial review, a Court of Session judge has ruled. Lord Burns refused a petition by Susan Dryburgh, who was dismissed by NHS

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A woman who raised a damages action against a health board following the death of her care home resident husband will be allowed to pursue her claim, after a judge in the Court of Session ruled that she had averred “more than the bare bones of a case”. The judge rejected the health board’s arg

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A road traffic accident victim who sought to challenge a judge’s charge to a jury after the jurors had retired to consider their verdict in her damages claim against the driver who knocked her down has had her note of exception dismissed because it came “too late”. A judge in the Court of Sess

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An attempt to commit the statutory offence of rape is an indictable crime, appeal judges have ruled. The Criminal Appeal Court held that an attempt to commit the offence of rape under section 1 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 was a competently libelled charge, in refusing an appeal agains

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In a claim to set aside a compromise on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation, the defrauded representee need not prove it settled in the belief the misrepresentation were true in order to demonstrate influence by or reliance on that misrepresentation. The respondent, Mr Hayward, suffered an inj

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