Court of Session
Trans men and women will be allowed to self-identify on Scottish census, court rules
Trans men and women will still be able to self-identify as their lived sex on the Scottish census, a court has ruled.
Experts voice fears over plans for lorry park on Jacobite battlefield
Jacobite experts have warned against a developer’s plans to build a lorry park on the site of a 1715 Jacobite battlefield and the world’s oldest Roman frontier road.
Council left with legal bill after locals overturn planning decision
A charity has raised serious questions about Scotland’s planning system after Conservative councillors in Stirling backed a development against the advice of planning officials. The decision left taxpayers out of pocket when locals took the council to court.
Ruling allowing Serco to evict asylum seekers sets ‘dangerous precedent’
Campaigners are warning that a "dangerous precedent" has been set by a "brutal" ruling from Scotland’s highest court that evicting asylum seekers by changing their locks is lawful.
Serco asylum evictions legal case not ‘settled,’ says human rights lawyer
Serco has won a legal case over the eviction, but a human rights firm says the legal position is 'far from settled'. Meanwhile, hundreds are living with the threat of eviction.
Spycops: judge rejects claim for undercover police inquiry in Scotland
An environmental campaigner targeted by police has failed to persuade a judge that an undercover policing inquiry should be extended to cover Scotland.
Home Office wrong to send asylum seeker back to Ethiopia, rules judge
Scottish judge rules that Home Office unlawfully deported an Ethiopian asylum seeker fleeing persecution - and orders his return to the UK.
Court rejects Ineos bid for multi-million pound damages over ‘fracking ban’
A bid by the Grangemouth petrochemical giant, Ineos, to sue the Scottish Government for banning fracking has been rejected.
Challenge to Ineos multi-million pound claim for fracking ban
The Grangemouth petrochemical giant, Ineos, is facing a legal challenge to its bid to sue the Scottish Government for multi-million pound damages for banning fracking.