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Judiciary of Scotland

Welcome to the website of the judiciary in Scotland.  You will find lots of information about judges, the work they do in each of the different courts and some helpful advice if you are attending court or simply want to come in and see what happens.  

You can also find up-to-date information on the latest sentencing statements which will allow you to read what a judge has said in court on passing sentence.  We also publish summaries of opinions, fatal accident inquiry determinations and other major court decisions in Scotland.

Website of the Judiciary in Scotland

HMA v SCOTT GEDDES

Tuesday, 4 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence on Scott Geddes comprising a custodial part of 4 years and an extension period of 2 years after he pled guilty to assault to severe injury and to the danger of the victim’s life in Glasgow on 12 August 2013.

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HMA v GARY SAUNDERS

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Gary Saunders after he pled guilty to severe assault at the Sheriff Court. The case was remitted to the High Court for sentence and the punishment part was fixed at six years.

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HMA v EWAN DOW

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Turnbull sentenced Ewan Dow to life imprisonment after he pled guilty to the murder of Daniel Turner. The punishment part of the sentence was fixed at 18 years and six months.

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HMA v IAIN JAMES HUGHES

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Ian James Hughes to 6 years in prison after being convicted of supplying controlled drugs.

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HMA v NORMAN PENDER

Wednesday, 15 January, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Paisley Lord Stewart sentenced Norman Pender to 6 years imprisonment after he was convicted of a number of sexual offences.

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