Court Cases
A court case or a legal case is a dispute between two parties, which is resolved by a court or an equivalent legal process. Cases are categorised into civil cases or criminal cases, which can be further classified, as per the case law headings, such as employment law, family law or personal injury law cases, to the right of this page. UK cases can be brought in the Scottish Courts, the Courts of England & Wales, or the Courts of Northern Ireland and European Courts hear cases at European level.

The Scottish Courts include the Sheriff Courts, Court of Session, the Supreme Court & the High Court of Justiciary.

Courts of England & Wales include Magistrates' Courts, County Courts, the Crown Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Judicial Committe of the Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court.

The Courts of Northern Ireland include the County Courts, the Crown Court, High Court, Court of Appeal & the UK Supreme Court.

There are other courts which have UK-wide jurisdiction, such as, for immigration law, the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, or, for employment law, there is a unified system of Employment Tribunals across Scotland and England & Wales (excluding Northern Ireland).

At European level there exists the European Court of Justice, which is not to be confused with the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of the Council of Europe.

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Latest Court Cases
Christopher O’Shea v. Her Majesty’s Advocate [2014] HCJAC 136
Note of appeal against conviction:- On 12 February 2014, at Paisley High Court, the appellant was convicted after trial of a charge of murder and a charge of attempted murder. On 18 March 2014, the appellant was sentenced to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 18 years in respect of the murder charge and a concurrent sentence of 10 years in relation to the attempted murder charge. The appellant appealed against his conviction on the following ground:- “The trial judge erred in holding...
Stephen Alan Rodger and Duncan Stanulis v. Her Majesty’s Advocate [2014] HCJAC 133
Notes of appeal against conviction:- On 12 September 2013, following a trial on indictment at Glasgow Sheriff Court, the appellants were convicted of a contravention of section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 and a contravention of section 16A of the Firearms Act 1968. The first appellant was granted leave to appeal on the following ground, which was also adopted by the second appellant:- “… on the evidence, the Sheriff erred in law in rejecting the Appellant’s...
John MacDonald v. Her Majesty’s Advocate [2014] HCJAC 121
Appeal under section 65 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995:- The appellant was indicted to Glasgow Sheriff Court on a charge of assault to injury and danger of life. On 15 August 2014 the sheriff granted a Crown motion to adjourn the trial of the appellant to 10 November 2014 and, in terms of section 65(3) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, extended the twelve month time bar. Here the appellant appealed against that decision to extend the twelve month time bar. It was...
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