| Gordon Dangerfield |
One of Lord Turnbull's first cases on the Bench was Sheridan v News International, the Tommy Sheridan libel case against the publishers of the News of the World where he set aside the decision of the jury which was in favour of Sheridan.
Interest on damages
Lawyer Gordon Dangerfield reported:
As a matter of interest, he was also the presiding judge, in 2006, in the Tommy Sheridan defamation trial where, fortunately for Tommy, the case was decided by a jury and not the judge. As a result, I appeared before Lord Turnbull representing Tommy a couple of years ago to seek interest on the damages awarded by the jury, a request which was resoundingly refused by the judge. We appealed to the Inner House, where Lord Turnbull’s decision was, equally resoundingly, overturned by the Lord President Lord Carloway and two other senior judges, and Tommy got his interest — another £170,000 odd.
A Document by Gordon Dangerfield
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:The Crown came for Craig Murray||blog post||29 July 2021||Craig Murray|
Lady Leeona Dorrian
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
European Court of Human Rights
|“I go to jail with a clean conscience after a Kafkaesque trial. I believe this is actually the state’s long sought revenge for my whistleblowing on security service collusion with torture and my long term collaboration with Wikileaks and other whistleblowers."|