An office support manager has been found guilty of embezzling almost £6,000 from a St Andrews architecture practice. Kirsty Kean, who only worked at Muir Walker Pride for a few months, made two unauthorised transactions worth more than £2,000 each and used the company bank account t
The director of a liquidated construction company has been banned for seven years after failing to explain more than £700,000 worth of expenditure. Forfar Sheriff Court heard that Angel Tas Limited was incorporated in October 2017 and Cristina Angelica Tasca (27), from Arbroath, was appoi
A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has declared that a purported planning grant for an e-bike docking station outside a Category B listed tenement building in Dundee is ultra vires and of no effect after the decision was challenged by locals. Westend Residents CIC, a commun
A property boss has been disqualified by the courts after two companies took more than £4.7 million from investors in Gloucestershire redevelopment scheme.
Plans for the construction of Scotland’s first spaceport have passed yet another legal hurdle after the Scottish Land Court ruled that crofters can still work on the land outside of rocket launch periods. The Land Court approved a change in land use to enable Highlands and Islands Enterprise (
One of Scotland's leading architects has thrown his support behind a class-action lawsuit proposed by students of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) who have accused the institution of failing to provide adequate tuition during the pandemic.
Outer House judge rejects conservation organisation’s challenge to planning permission for Scottish spaceport
A Scottish conservation organisation has failed in its legal challenge against a decision of The Highland Council to grant planning permission to build a spaceport and associated facilities near Tongue. Wildland Ltd challenged the respondent’s decision to allow a planning applic
The Sheriff Appeal Court has upheld the decision of a commercial sheriff in a contractual dispute between a housebuilder and a client in Aberdeen who held that the client was required to make an interim payment following the resignation of the firm to which payment applications required to
The directors of an East Kilbride double glazing firm have been disqualified after failing to keep records to explain where £2.4 million had been spent from the company bank accounts. Hagit Fieldman, 54, and Gary Fieldman, 58, both now living in Israel, were directors of First For Wi
Calls have been made for HMP Greenock to be replaced as soon as possible after a leaking roof forced the closure of 40 cells. The prison was built in 1907 and operates at only 75 per cent capacity because of the poor condition of its buildings. A replacement, however, is still a decade away, Wendy S
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has sued the owners of Morrison Construction over defects to the Cairngorm railway and breaches of contracts.
An appeal by the Scottish Ministers against a decision by the Lands Tribunal for Scotland to award compensation to the former owner of land acquired in order to build the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.
A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has determined that the former executive of a housebuilding company who was made redundant should be entitled to a bonus in respect of projects completed after his redundancy.
Highland property owner fails to appeal refusal of judicial review petition against ratings authority
An owner of a property on the west coast of Scotland who claimed he was wrongly charged for ratings payments on the property has been unsuccessful in an appeal against the dismissal of a judicial review petition raised challenging the decision of the local authority’s ratings board.
An asbestos removal contractor has been fined after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion in Wishaw. Hamilton Sheriff Court heard how on 5 October 2017, workers were removing a boiler and pipework, and overspraying walls to remove asbestos residue, at t