Subject: Family (Scotland)
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  1. Armour v Anderson (BAILII: [1994] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1994 SLT 1127
  2. B and B (BAILII: [1964] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1965 SLT 93; 1965 SC 44
  3. Baker v Vermont (1999) 744 A 2d 864
  4. Banks v Smith or Banks (BAILII: [2005] ScotCS CSOH_144 )
  5. Bell v Bell (BAILII: [1940] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1940 SC 229
  6. Bellinger v Bellinger (BAILII: [2003] UKHL 21 ) [2003] 2 All ER 593, [2003] Fam Law 485, 14 BHRC 127, [2003] 2 WLR 1174, (2003) 72 BMLR 147, [2003] 2 FCR 1, [2003] HRLR 22, [2003] 1 FLR 1043, [2003] UKHRR 679, [2003] 2 AC 467, [2003] ACD 74
  7. Bliersbach v MacEwen (BAILII: [1958] ScotCS CSIH_3 ) 1959 SC 43; 1959 SLT 81
  8. Brixey v. Lynas (BAILII: [1996] UKHL 17 )1996 SLT 908;1997 SC (HL) 1
  9. Brixey v. Lynas (BAILII: [1996] UKHL 2 ) [1996] 2 FLR 499; 1996 SCLR 856; [1997] 1 FCR 220; 1997 SC (HL) 1; [1996] UKHL 17; [1997] 1 FLR 748; [1997] Fam Law 10; 1996 SLT 908; [1997] Fam Law 395
  10. C v S 1996 SLT 1387
  11. Cahill v Cahill 1998 SLT (Sh Ct) 96
  12. Calleja v Calleja (BAILII: [1996] ScotCS CSIH_4 ) 1996 SCLR 963; 1997 SLT 579; 1996 SC 479
  13. Cameron v Cameron (BAILII: [1995] ScotCS CSIH_3 ) 1996 SLT 306; 1996 SC 17
  14. Campins-Coll Petitioner (BAILII: [1988] ScotCS CSOH_1 ) 1988 SC 305; 1989 SLT 33
  15. Corbett v Corbett [1971] P. 83; [1970] 2 All ER 33
  16. Cox's Trs v Cox (BAILII: [1950] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1950 SC 117
  17. Cunniff v Cunniff (BAILII: [1999] ScotCS 75 ) 1999 Fam LR 46, 1999 SLT 992, 1999 SC 537
  18. Cunningham or Shields v Shields (BAILII: [2002] ScotCS 342 ) 2002 SCLR 334
  19. D (A Minor) v Berkshire County Council [1987] 1 All ER 20
  20. D v. H (BAILII: [2004] ScotSC 16 )2004 SLT (Sh Ct) 73; 2004 Fam LR 41; 2004 GWD 8-164
  21. Da Silva Mouta v Portugal (BAILII: [1999] ECHR 176 ) [2001] 1 FCR 653, [2001] Fam LR 2, (2001) 31 EHRR 47
  22. Davidson v Davidson 1994 SLT 506
  23. Di Rollo v Di Rollo (BAILII: [1958] ScotCS CSOH_8 ) 1959 SC 75; 1959 SLT 278
  24. Dow or Sweeney v Sweeney (BAILII: [2005] ScotCS CSIH_65 ) 2005 SCLR 1073
  25. Dudgeon v United Kingdom (BAILII: [1981] ECHR 5 ) (1982) 4 EHRR 149
  26. Early v Early 1990 SLT 221
  27. Elliot v Joicey (BAILII: [1935] UKHL 3 ) 1935 SC (HL) 57; [1935] AC 209
  28. Evans v Amicus Healthcare Ltd (BAILII: [2004] EWCA Civ 727 )
  29. F v F (BAILII: [1945] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1945 SC 202
  30. Findlay v Findlay 1991 SLT 457
  31. Fitzpatrick v Sterling Housing Association (BAILII: [1999] UKHL 42 ) [2001] 1 AC 27, [1999] 3 WLR 1113, [1999] 4 All ER 705
  32. Fortington v Lord Kinnaird (BAILII: [1942] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1943 SLT 24; 1942 SC 239
  33. Gallacher v Gallacher (BAILII: [1928] ScotCS CSIH_3 ) 1928 SC 586
  34. Gallacher v Gallacher (BAILII: [1934] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1934 SC 339
  35. Ghaidan v Mendoza (BAILII: [2004] UKHL 30 ) [2004] 2 AC 557, [2004] 3 WLR 113, [2004] 3 All ER 411, 16 BHRC 671, [2004] 2 FCR 481, [2004] UKHRR 827, [2004] 2 P & CR DG17, [2004] 2 FLR 600, [2004] Fam Law 641, [2004] NPC 100, [2004] 27 EGCS 128
  36. Gillick v West Norfolk & Wisbech Area Health Authority (BAILII: [1985] UKHL 7 ) [1986] AC 112, [1986] 1 FLR 229
  37. Goodridge v Massachusetts 440 Mass. 309, 732 N.E.2d 1 (2003)
  38. Grant v Edwards (BAILII: [1986] EWCA Civ 4 ) [1986] Ch 638, [1986] Fam Law 300, [1987] 1 FLR 87, [1986] 3 WLR 114, [1986] 2 All ER 426
  39. Hastie v Hastie 1985 SLT 146
  40. Hastings v Hastings 1941 SLT 323
  41. Haughan v Haughan (BAILII: [2002] ScotCS 331 ) 2002 SLT 1349
  42. Hunter v Canary Wharf Ltd. (BAILII: [1997] UKHL 14 ) [1997] Env LR 488, 54 Con LR 12, [1997] Fam Law 601, [1997] 2 All ER 426, [1998] 1 WLR 434, [1997] 2 WLR 684, [1997] AC 655, [1997] 2 FLR 342, [1997] CLC 1045, 84 BLR 1, (1998) 30 HLR 409
  43. Hunter v Hunter (BAILII: [1900] ScotCS CSOH_1 ) (1900) 2F. 771
  44. Hyde v Hyde (1866) L.R. 1 P. & D. 130
  45. In Re D (BAILII: [2005] UKHL 33 ) [2005] 2 WLR 1158, [2005] 2 AC 621, [2005] 4 All ER 433, [2005] 2 FCR 223
  46. Johansen v Norway (BAILII: [1996] ECHR 31 ) 23 EHRR 33, (1997) 23 EHRR 33
  47. JRD v. WH (BAILII: [2004] ScotSC 16 )
  48. Kamperman v MacIver (BAILII: [1993] ScotCS CSIH_9 ) 1994 SCLR 380; 1994 SC 230; 1994 SLT 763
  49. Kaur v Singh (BAILII: [2005] ScotCS CSOH_96 ) 2005 Fam LR 42, 2005 SLT 749, 2005 SCLR 1000
  50. Kelly v Kelly (BAILII: [1997] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1997 SC 285; 1997 SLT 896; 1997 SCLR 749
  51. L v Central Regional Council 1990 SLT 818
  52. L v Central Regional Council 1990 SLT 818
  53. Lang v Lang (BAILII: [1920] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1921 SC 44; 1920 2 SLT 353
  54. Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust v A & Ors (BAILII: [2003] EWHC QB 259 ) [2003] 1 FCR 599, [2003] EWHC 259 (QB), [2003] 1 FLR 1091
  55. Lennie v Lennie (BAILII: [1949] UKHL 4 ) 1949 SLT (Notes) 58; 1950 SC (HL) 1; 1950 SLT 22; 65 TLR 763; [1949] WN 480; 1949 SLT (Notes) 43
  56. Loudon v Loudon 1994 SLT 381
  57. Maclachlan v Maclachlan 1998 SLT 693
  58. MacLennan v MacLennan (BAILII: [1958] ScotCS CSOH_5 ) 1958 SC 105
  59. Mahmud v Mahmud 1994 SLT 599
  60. Makouipour v Makouipour (BAILII: [1966] ScotCS CSOH_3 ) 1967 SC 116; 1967 SLT 101
  61. MB, Re (BAILII: [1997] EWCA Civ 3093 ) [1997] 2 FLR 426; [1997] 8 Med LR 217; [1997] Fam Law 542; [1997] 2 FCR 541; (1997) 38 BMLR 175
  62. McColl v McColl (BAILII: [1993] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1993 SLT 617; 1993 SCLR 354; 1993 SC 276
  63. McLeod v Adams 1920 1 SLT 229
  64. Mitchell v Mitchell (BAILII: [1992] ScotCS CSIH_2 ) 1992 SC 372; 1993 SLT 123
  65. O v Rae 1993 SLT 570
  66. Orlandi v Casteli (BAILII: [1960] ScotCS CSOH_1 ) 1961 SC 113; 1961 SLT 118
  67. Osborne v Matthan (No. 2) 1998 SC 682; (BAILII: [1998] ScotCS CSIH_119 ) 1998 SCLR 691; 1998 SLT 1264
  68. P v P 2000 SLT 781
  69. Paton v United Kingdom (1981) 3 EHHR 408
  70. Peebles v MacPhail 1990 SLT 245
  71. Porchetta v Porchetta 1986 SLT 105
  72. R v Secretary of State for Education, ex p.arte Williamson (BAILII: [2005] UKHL 15 ) [2005] 2 All ER 1, [2005] ELR 291, [2005] 2 WLR 590, [2005] 2 FLR 374, [2005] 1 FCR 498, [2005] 2 AC 246
  73. Re A (Conjoined Twins:Medical Treatment) (BAILII: [2000] EWCA Civ 254 ) [2001] 2 WLR 480, 9 BHRC 261, [2000] 3 FCR 577, [2000] HRLR 721, [2001] Fam Law 18, (2001) 57 BMLR 1, [2000] 4 All ER 961, [2000] Lloyd's Rep Med 425, [2001] Fam 147, [2001] 1 FLR 1, [2001] UKHRR 1
  74. Re B (Adoption Order: Jurisdiction to Set Aside) (BAILII: [1995] EWCA Civ 48 ) [1995] 3 All ER 333
  75. Re C (A Child) (Immunisation:Parental Rights) (BAILII: [2003] EWCA Civ 1148 ) 73 BMLR 152, [2003] 2 FLR 1095, [2003] 2 FCR 156
  76. Re F (In Utero) [1988] 2 WLR 1288
  77. Re J (Child) (BAILII: [1999] EWCA Civ 3022 )[2000] 1 FLR 571
  78. Re MB (BAILII: [1997] EWCA Civ 3093 )[1997] 2 FCR 541, [1997] 2 FLR 426
  79. S v Miller 2001 SLT 531
  80. Saleh v Saleh 1987 SLT 633
  81. Sanderson v McManus (BAILII: [1997] UKHL 1 )
  82. Scott v United Kingdom - 34745/97 (BAILII: [2000] ECHR 698 )[2000] 1 FLR 958; [2000] 2 FCR 560; 2000 Fam LR 102; [2000] Fam Law 538
  83. Shilliday v Smith (BAILII: [1998] ScotCS CSIH_121 ) 1998 SLT 976; 1998 SC 725
  84. Skarpass v Skarpass 1991 SLT (Sh. Ct.) 15
  85. Sloan v B (BAILII: [1991] ScotCS CSIH_4 ) 1991 SLT 530
  86. Smart v Registrar General (BAILII: [1954] ScotCS CSIH_5 ) 1954 SC 81; 1954 SLT 213
  87. Smith v Bank of Scotland (BAILII: [1997] UKHL 26 ) [1997] 2 FLR 862
  88. Smith v Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland (BAILII: [1997] UKHL 26 ) [1997] 2 FLR 862
  89. T, Petitioner 1997 SLT 724
  90. Thomson v Thomson (BAILII: [1907] ScotCS CSIH_10 ) 1908 SC 179
  91. Wallis v Wallis (BAILII: [1993] UKHL 16 ) 1993 SC (HL) 49; [1993] EG 148; 1993 SLT 1348; 1993 SCLR 800
  92. Wetherhill v Sheikh (BAILII: [2005] ScotCS CSOH_25 )
  93. White v White (BAILII: [1966] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1966 SC 187
  94. White v White (BAILII: [2001] ScotCS 48 ) 2001 SCLR 607, 2001 SLT 485, 2001 SC 689, 2001 Fam LR 21
  95. Whittome v Whittome (No 1) 1994 SLT 114
  96. Woodcock v Woodcock (BAILII: [1990] ScotCS CSIH_1 ) 1990 SC 267; 1990 SLT 848; 1990 SCLR 535
  97. X v Y 2002 SLT (Sh Ct) 161

This list was updated on 26 July 2012 in order to form links to any listed judgments/decisions that have been recently added to BAILII.