Case Reports

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The owner of a small business who was banned from the road for six months after being caught driving while using a mobile phone has successfully appealed against his disqualification. The Sheriff Appeal Court allowed the appeal after the appellant argued that his disqualification from driving would

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A former member of the Tamil Tigers who claimed asylum under an EU directive on the basis he would face torture if returned to Sri Lanka has had his application referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union as no authorities are on point. The appellant is a Sri Lankan national who arrived i

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A company and individual who accepted the transfer of four properties – challenged by joint administrators of the transferor companies as gratuitous alienations – have had their appeal to the Supreme Court against a decision of the Inner House of the Court of Session dismissed. Oceancrown Ltd, L

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A man who claimed entitlement to the Baronetcy of Stichill on the basis that DNA evidence put in doubt his rival’s claim has succeeded after the Board of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council found in his favour. Lord Hodge gave the opinion of the Board which also comprised Lord Neuberger, L

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A Scottish council has won a £3 million legal dispute with an insurance firm over the collapse of the Scottish Coal Company. South Lanarkshire Council raised a commercial action seeking payment of £3,117,724 from Aviva Insurance, which the local authority claimed was due under a “performance gua

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A trustee company that sought to prevent a financial services group from redeeming enhanced capital notes has had its appeal dismissed by judges in theSupreme Court. BNY Mellon’s appeal was dismissed by a 3:2 majority. Lord Neuberger gave the leading judgment, with which Lord Mance and Lord Toulso

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The man found guilty of the “limbs in the loch” murder has had a claim for damages refused after his confidential correspondence was opened by prison officers. William Beggs was seeking £5,000 compensation after a judge had ruled that his human rights were breached in jail when “privileged”

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The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled the UK’s policy requiring recipients of child benefit and child tax credit to have a right to reside in the UK, while indirectly discriminatory, is justified by the need to protect the finances of the host member state. The regulation on the coo

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Rangers shareholder Mike Ashley has lost a legal bid to have a fine imposed on him reversed after a judge in the Court of Session ruled football’s governing body took the right decision. Mr Ashley was fined £1,000 by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) for breaching its rules on dual ownershi

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