The Scotch Whisky Association and Others, Re Judicial Review: SCS 26 Sep 2012

Outer House – application by Alcohol Focus Scotland for permission to intervene in the public interest in a judicial review application by The Scotch Whisky Association and two European bodies which represent producers of spirit drinks and the wine industry and trade respectively (‘the petitioners’). The petitioners’ application is for judicial review of the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 (‘the 2012 Act’) and related decisions. The petitioners’ challenge to the 2012 Act includes assertions (i) that it was outwith the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, and (ii) that there was no evidential basis for the belief that the 2012 Act by imposing a minimum price would reduce the harmful consumption of alcohol or improve the public health of the general population.
[2012] ScotCS CSOH – 156
Bailii
Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012
Scotland
Cited by:
See AlsoThe Scotch Whisky Association and Others, Re Judicial Review SCS 3-May-2013
(Outer House, Court of Session) The petitioners challenged the legality of an enactment of the Scottish Parliament – the Act. They also challenged the legality of the Scottish Ministers’ decision that they would make an Order setting the minimum . .
See AlsoScotch Whisky Association and Others v The Lord Advocate and Another SCS 30-Apr-2014
(Extra Division, Inner House, Court of Session) Reclaiming motion is brought against the Lord Ordinary’s decision rejecting the petitioners’ challenge to the provisions of the 2012 Act. Reference to ECJ . .
See AlsoScotch Whisky Association and Others for Judicial Review SCS 11-Jul-2014
Extra Division, Inner House – Further application for leave to intervene. . .
See AlsoScotch Whisky Association And Others v Lord Advocate, Advocate General for Scotland ECJ 23-Dec-2015
ECJ (Judgment) Reference for a preliminary ruling – Common organisation of the markets in agricultural products – Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 – Free movement of goods – Article 34 TFEU – Quantitative . .
See alsoThe Scotch Whisky Association and Others v The Lord Advocate and Another SCS 21-Oct-2016
The Association sought to challenge the legality of the 2012 Act and orders made under it. The Government’s contended that the Act would bring health benefits of one sort or another to at least part of the population.
Held: In a reclaiming . .
See AlsoScotch Whisky Association and Others v The Lord Advocate and Another SC 15-Nov-2017
The Association challenged the imposition of minimum pricing systems for alcohol, saying that it was in breach of European law. After a reference to the ECJ, the Court now considered its legality.
Held: The Association’s appeal failed. Minimum . .

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Updated: 08 May 2021; Ref: scu.464697