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Summaries of Court Opinions

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In certain cases the judgment reached by the court may be of public interest or have wider implications beyond the parties involved. In these cases a summary of the court’s opinion will be produced and published along with a link to the full opinion. The summary provides a short explanation of the decision, the main points that it raises and will give an indication of any further proceedings that may be required. 

You can search judgments and opinions for individual cases on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service’s website. Please note that only in cases where there is a significant point of law or particular public interest will the opinions be published.

Metal-on-metal hip replacement action fails

Tuesday, 26 November, 2019
Court Opinions

A 64-year-old former forestry worker has lost his action for damages at the Court of Session against two companies which manufactured the components used in his hip replacements 10 years ago.

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David Whitehouse & Paul Clark v the Lord Advocate

Wednesday, 30 October, 2019
Court Opinions

A Court of Five Judges of the Court of Session has ruled in an appeal that the case for damages brought by David Whitehouse and Paul Clark (pursuers) against the Lord Advocate can proceed to a hearing of evidence on both of the grounds relied on by the pursuers.

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Dale Vince and Others

Thursday, 10 October, 2019
Court Opinions

The Court continued the consideration of the judgment until 21 October, 2019.

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Joanna Cherry QC MP and others for Judicial Review

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019
Court Opinions

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that the Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen that the United Kingdom Parliament should be prorogued from a day between 9 and 12 September until 14 October was unlawful because it had the purpose of stymying Parliament.

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Joanne Murray v Amanda Donaldson

Thursday, 4 April, 2019
Court Opinions

Following a civil proof at Airdrie Sheriff Court, Sheriff Derek O’Carroll has ruled that the defender (Amanda Donaldson) is liable to repay £18,734 to the pursuer (Joanne Murray), as a result of the defender’s fraudulent misrepresentation, including £1,160 (cash withdrawals), £9,832 (point-of-sale purchases) and £7,742 (foreign currency). The following is a summary of Sheriff O’Carroll’s judgment.

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Summaries of Court Opinions

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In certain cases the judgment reached by the court may be of wider public interest. In these cases a summary of the court’s Opinion is produced and published along with a link to the full Opinion.

Find out more