Summaries of opinions (judgments) provide a short explanation of judicial decisions in order to assist understanding and may be published in cases where there is wider public interest. They provide the main findings, but do not form part of the reasons for the decision.

The full judgment published on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals website is the only authoritative document.

Prisoner fails in compelling ministers to conduct assessment

Sep 2, 2020

A prisoner serving an Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR), has failed in his attempt to compel Scottish Ministers to carry out a “community facing risk assessment” in order to increase his chances of release.

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Martin James Keatings Against The Advocate General for Scotland And Others

Jul 31, 2020

A pursuer’s motion for a protective expenses order in his case brought against the Advocate General for Scotland, the Lord Advocate and the Scottish Ministers has been refused.

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MacBean v Scottish Water

May 29, 2020

A Boat of Garten resident has lost a Court of Session case against Scottish Water in relation to odour emitted from a waste water treatment plant (WWTP).

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Campbell v Dugdale

Jun 16, 2020

A blogger has lost his appeal at the Court of Session in a defamation case against a former MSP and Scottish Labour Party leader.

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NHS Trust Appeal - repayment of tax

Apr 9, 2020

An Appeal by an NHS Trust to recover £929,875 overpaid tax between 1974–1997 has been referred back to the First Tier Tribunal.

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