A lord ordinary has found that an electrical contractor could not be held liable for injuries suffered by a solar panel engineer it subcontracted to perform work for it when he fell on a wet metal roof during a solar panel installation.
An Edinburgh-based agricultural company has been fined £60,000 for health and safety failings which led to the death of a man when he fell through an industrial shed roof. WNL Investments Limited, formerly known as WN Lindsay Limited, pled guilty to health and safety breaches at Dundee Sheriff
The son of a couple who sold part of their farmland to the Highland Council as part of a road development has been unsuccessful in an action seeking declarator that he had an unrestricted servitude of access over adjacent land also acquired by the council during the construction process.
A Lord Ordinary has ruled that the widow of a man who died from mesothelioma arising from asbestos exposure during his employment is entitled to seek damages despite an earlier action raised while the deceased was alive being settled.
The widow of a man who died falling through a fragile roof while carrying out maintenance work has been allowed to proceeded to a hearing on the evidence after a dispute over the nature of his employment arose.
A commercial judge’s decision that a clause in a road work contract stating that certain monies were to be returned to “the Contractor”, meaning a joint venture, should be interpreted instead as a relevant contractor company that was part of that joint venture has been overturned
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) notes the conclusion of the fatal accident inquiry into the death of John Norman Murray on Lewis. The inquiry considered what steps could be taken to prevent further deaths in similar circumstances and was held following a specialist investigati
An appeal against a Lands Tribunal decision imposing an agreement allowing the installation of a mobile phone mast on top of the Marks and Spencer store on Princes Street, Edinburgh, has been refused by the Inner House of Court of Session.
A property investor who sought the reduction of three personal guarantees granted by him to the Royal Bank of Scotland has been unsuccessful in establishing misrepresentation in an action before the Outer House of the Court of Session.
The UK Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal by HM Revenue and Customs against a decision that items constructed for the collection and transmission of water through a hydroelectric power station in Fort Augustus were not tunnels or aqueducts for the purposes of the Capital Allowance Ac
A commercial judge has dismissed a £400 million action by an offshore energy company that alleged it had suffered loss by means of an unlawful means conspiracy perpetrated by another company and its partners in a bidding process for offshore wind farm sites.
An Edinburgh sheriff has ruled that the affairs of a scaffolding company had been conducted in a manner prejudicial to the interests of a man who was entitled to half the shares of the company by a stock transfer form completed by a late former director.
The Supreme Court has dismissed a final appeal by the seller of an office block in Cumbernauld against a decision by HM Revenue and Customs that VAT was chargeable on the sale of the land to an unconnected company.
A commercial judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has allowed a proof in an £11.5 million action raised against two companies contracted to build and maintain a funicular railway in the Cairngorns after ruling that the claim had not expired by prescription.