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50 Most Recent Court of Session Opinions

The 50 most recent opinions are ordered by the date that they were published.

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Case Title Date of Opinion Date Published Judge
MARS BLACK SHEEP HOTELS LIMITED AGAINST DOUGLAS & STEWART UK LIMITED 13 August 2019 15 August 2019
  • Lord Doherty
MAREN RUDDIMAN AGAINST IAIN HAWTHORNE AND OTHERS 15 August 2019 15 August 2019
  • Lady Paton
APPEAL BY MR AND MRS ATLAF AHMAD AGAINST A DECISION OF GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL PLANNING LOCAL REVIEW COMMITTEE 13 August 2019 13 August 2019
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Brodie
(FIRST) THOMAS CHALMERS AND (SECOND) GAIL CHALMERS AGAINST DIAGEO SCOTLAND LIMITED
13 August 2019 13 August 2019
  • Lord Tyre
PETITION OF JOHN PATON FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW 02 August 2019 09 August 2019
  • Lord Ericht
RONALD WHITELAW SOMERVILLE AGAINST 1051 GWR LIMITED 08 August 2019 08 August 2019
  • Lady Wolffe
ARBITRATION APPEAL No 1 OF 2019 19 July 2019 07 August 2019
  • Lord Bannatyne
RECLAIMING MOTION BY ANELA ANWAR AGAINST THE ADVOCATE GENERAL AND THE COMMISSION FOR EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS 02 August 2019 02 August 2019
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord President
SAJJAD SOOFI AND RUMELLA SOOFI AGAINST JEFFREY MARTIN DYKES 02 August 2019 02 August 2019
  • Lord Doherty
ARDMAIR BAY HOLDINGS LIMITED AGAINST JAMES DOUGLAS CRAIG 31 July 2019 31 July 2019
  • Lady Wolffe
COLIN LIDDELL AND OTHERS FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW 31 July 2019 31 July 2019
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
AA (AP) AGAINST THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT 26 July 2019 26 July 2019
  • Lady Wise
RECLAIMING MOTION BY OUR GENERATION LIMITED AGAINST ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL 23 July 2019 23 July 2019
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord President
RECLAIMING MOTION BY PENTLAND FERRIES AGAINST THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS 23 July 2019 23 July 2019
  • Lord President
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Drummond Young
AUGUSTIN-ROGER MAKOMBO-EBOMA AGAINST GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL 19 July 2019 19 July 2019
  • Lord Bannatyne
NIALL DINSMORE (AP) AGAINST THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS 19 July 2019 19 July 2019
  • Lord Arthurson
PET: HOOLEY LIMITED AGAINST GANGES JUTE PRIVATE LIMITED 19 July 2019 19 July 2019
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Justice Clerk
RICHARD ANDERSON AGAINST A DECISION OF THE ORKNEY AND SHETLAND JOINT VALUATION APPEAL PANEL 16 July 2019 16 July 2019
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Brodie
STATED CASE BY JLM AGAINST SCOTTISH CHILDREN'S REPORTER ADMINISTRATION 11 July 2019 12 July 2019
  • Lord President
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Drummond Young
THE COMMISSIONERS FOR HER MAJESTY'S REVENUE AND CUSTOMS AND DCM (OPTICAL HOLDINGS) LIMITED AGAINST A DECISION OF THE UPPER TRIBUNAL (TAX AND CHANCERY CHAMBER) DATED 5 DECEMBER 2018 11 July 2019 11 July 2019
  • Lord Malcolm
MR FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW OF A DECISION OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT 09 July 2019 09 July 2019
  • Lord Brodie
BD FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW OF A DECISION OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SCOTTISH POLICE AUTHORITY 09 July 2019 09 July 2019
  • Lord Woolman
SEKOU LOUIS TELESPHORE OUATTARA AGAINST THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT 09 July 2019 09 July 2019
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lady Clark Of Calton
  • Lady Paton
LOTHIAN AMUSEMENTS LIMITED AGAINST THE KILN'S DEVELOPMENT LIMITED 02 July 2019 02 July 2019
  • Lord Doherty
FERMIN ALDABE AGAINST THE ADVOCATE GENERAL FOR SCOTLAND 02 July 2019 02 July 2019
  • Lord Malcolm
B C AND OTHERS AGAINST CHIEF CONSTABLE POLICE SERVICE OF SCOTLAND AND OTHERS 28 June 2019 28 June 2019
  • Lord Bannatyne
GATSBY RETAIL LIMITED AGAINST THE EDINBURGH WOOLLEN MILL LIMITED 28 June 2019 28 June 2019
  • Lady Wolffe
ELIZABETH FAIRLEY AGAINST EDINBURGH TRAMS LIMITED AND THE CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL;  AND IAIN LOWDEAN AGAINST TRANSPORT INITIATIVES EDINBURGH LIMITED AND THE CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL 28 June 2019 28 June 2019
  • Lady Wolffe
AB AGAINST INVERURIE SKIP HIRE LIMITED 21 June 2019 21 June 2019
  • Lord Bannatyne
GT EQUITIX INVERNESS LIMITED  AGAINST BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF INVERNESS COLLEGE  18 June 2019 18 June 2019
  • Lady Wolffe
GLADMAN DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED AGAINST THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS 14 June 2019 14 June 2019
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord President
LB (AP) FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW 13 June 2019 13 June 2019
  • Lord Pentland
AS (AP) FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW OF A DECISION OF THE HOME OFFICE 12 June 2019 12 June 2019
  • Lady Wise
ADELINE MARGARET WILSON AGAINST PETER WATKINS AND ANOTHER 12 June 2019 12 June 2019
  • Lord Brodie
MS JANE BENSON AGAINST A DECISION OF THE SCOTTISH LEGAL COMPLAINTS COMMISSION DATED 29 MAY 2018 07 June 2019 07 June 2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Justice Clerk
MARGO JEAN NEILLY AGAINST THE NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL 29 May 2019 29 May 2019
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord President
APPEAL BY  SPUC PRO-LIFE LIMITED FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW
22 May 2019 22 May 2019
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice Clerk
EOP II PROP CO III S.A.R.L. AGAINST CARPETRIGHT PLC 17 May 2019 17 May 2019
  • Lord Bannatyne
(FIRST) FRANCIS HUGHES;  (SECOND) JACQUELINE HUGHES;  (THIRD) GARY HUGHES;  (FOURTH) NATALIE HUGHES;  (FIFTH) BRIAN HUGHES;  and (SIXTH) FRANCIS HUGHES JNR AGAINST TURNING POINT SCOTLAND 17 May 2019 17 May 2019
  • Lord Clark
PERSIMMON HOMES LIMITED AGAINST THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS 15 May 2019 15 May 2019
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord President
PENTLAND FERRIES AGAINST SCOTTISH MINISTERS 26 April 2019 10 May 2019
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby

DAVID JOHN WHITEHOUSE and ANOTHER AGAINST THE LORD ADVOCATE

09 May 2019 09 May 2019
  • Lord Brodie
(FIRST) NATASHA TARIRO NYAMAYARO AND (SECOND) OLAYINKA OLUREMI OK AGAINST THE ADVOCATE GENERAL AND THE COMMISSION FOR EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS 07 May 2019 07 May 2019
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord President
APPEAL BY MH AGAINST THE MENTAL HEALTH TRIBUNAL FOR SCOTLAND 03 May 2019 03 May 2019
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord President

APPEAL BY JOHN GORDON INNES AGAINST SCOTTISH LEGAL COMPLAINTS COMMISSION


26 April 2019 26 April 2019
  • Lord Menzies

APPEAL FROM THE SCOTTISH LAND COURT BY KEVIN MARTIN AGAINST MERCEDES McMILLAN

08 April 2019 25 April 2019
  • Lord Brodie
THE ASSESSOR FOR TAYSIDE VALUATION JOINT BOARD AGAINST OLD FASKALLY FARMING CO LTD and OTHERS 24 April 2019 24 April 2019
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Justice Clerk
PET: CDF AND DCF FOR AUTHORITY TO ADOPT 23 April 2019 23 April 2019
  • Lord Brailsford
URY ESTATE LIMITED AGAINST BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LIMITED 18 April 2019 18 April 2019
  • Lord Bannatyne
PC NICOLE SHORT AND PC ALAN PATON AGAINST DECISIONS OF THE SCOTTISH POLICE AUTHORITY 05 April 2019 18 April 2019
  • Lord Woolman