Michael Upton: County Travel v Angus Council
Themis member Michael Upton secured a success for Angus Council in defending a damages claim by a school-bus contractor, County Travel. The contractor claimed damages for wrongful termination of its contracts with the Council. Last year part of its claim was dismissed after a debate at which Michael Upton also obtained judgment for the Council. The remaining claims went to proof. On 2 August 2023 the Sheriff at Forfar assoilzied the Council, holding it to have been justified in treating the contractor’s conduct as grounds for termination.