Court judgements

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11 Oct 2021 - Scotland
Issue Whether certain provisions of two Bills passed by the Scottish Parliament in March 2021 (the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill and the European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation...
15 Aug 2018 - Scotland
The Scottish Court of Session has ruled that a 14-year-old boy should now be able to apply to participate fully in his brother's Children's Hearing, where decisions are made in relation to welfare, care and contact. The boy wanted to have...
21 Sep 2016 - England, Scotland
I have before me two cases which raise important cross-border issues as between England and Scotland in relation to the making of secure accommodation orders. Put very shortly there are three questions: (1) Can a judge in England make a secure...
12 Jun 2014 - Scotland
The appellant was convicted after trial of contravention of section 12(1) of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937, committed on 26 January 2012 in relation to her 9 month old daughter. The nub of the charge lay in failing adequately...
07 May 2014 - Scotland
On 17 January 2013, at the High Court at Glasgow, the appellant was convicted of repeated indecent assaults on his two stepsons on various occasions between 1975 and 1984, including the sodomy of the younger one. On 14 March 2013, he was sentenced...
03 Dec 2013 - Scotland
In this action the pursuer seeks damages from the defenders in respect of sexual abuse sustained by him at the hands of a parish priest, FJR, in a parish within the Archdiocese while the pursuer was a pupil at a primary school and then secondary...
29 Oct 2013 - Scotland
The petitioner was born on 13 March 1974. She was the victim of sexual abuse between September 1982 and August 1986, i.e. between the ages of 8 and 12 years of age. Her abuser was her next door neighbour. On 28 May 2008 she reported the abuse to the...
24 Jan 2013 - Scotland
In this case the appellant, now aged 56, sodomised his son aged 4 throughout his childhood until the age of 12. He also carried out lewd and libidinous practices with his son during that period. The appellant also sexually abused and raped his...
16 Jan 2013 - Scotland
On 19 August 2011, at the High Court in Edinburgh, the appellant was convicted of ten charges involving sexual offences against three daughters, two nieces and a daughter-in-law.
29 Jun 2012 - Scotland
The pursuer was born on 20 October 1967. He had five brothers and one sister. His parents were unable to care for him owing to mental health problems. Consequently the pursuer and his brothers and sister were received into care on 20 September 1974...