Court of Session


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Court of Session

Scotland's supreme civil court located in Scotland. It is divided into an Outer House, which deals with important cases at first instances, and an Inner House, which (except for a few unusual matters) acts as a court of appeal. The decisions of the Inner House can be appealed to the House of Lords (save for a few special cases). Thus the court is not the supreme court of Scotland. The Privy Council has a jurisdiction in relation to devolution issues which include human rights obligations of the devolved body.
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They maintain the true position of the Government was it cannot be legally unilaterally revoked and want the Court of Session to refer the issue to the European Court of Justice for a ruling.
The move was also approved by the Court of Session in Scotland on 18 June 2012.
February 14 - Rangers appoint administrators Duff and Phelps in the Court of Session.
The Dons claim they have yet to be compensated for a pounds 36,000 bill after the 2004 concert and have lodged a claim at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
The pair, named in reports as Caroline Harris and Julie McMullan, took their case to the Court of Session in Edinburgh yesterday and a judicial review of the decision was due to take place at a later date.
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 The Seabees; 2 It was watermarked with a jester's head; 3 The liquid lost through evaporation; 4 The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham; 5 Court of Session.
The case is being heard by Lady Clark in the Court of Session in Edinburgh, Scotland and the judge is expected to rule as to whether or not the case should proceed.
However, in a landmark case the Scottish Court of Session has overturned this ruling and forced the Scottish NHS to reveal hitherto privileged information.
The case before the Scottish Court of Session involves a dispute between HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and a company called Empowerment Enterprises.
Lord Nimmo Smith has spent the past 15 months considering his decision in the long-running case at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, in which Mrs McTear, from Ayrshire, was seeking pounds 500,000 in damages.
The first case in the register is dated 1698; the court was abolished in 1830, its functions transferred to the Court of Session.