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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 Lynn Taylor

Thursday, 24 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, 24 August 2017, Sheriff Frank Crowe sentenced Lynn Taylor to a Restriction of Liberty Order and made a Community Payback Order after the accused pled guilty to embezzling the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society of £220,331.12.

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HMA v Kieran Davies

Thursday, 24 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 24 August 2017, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Kieran Davie to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 19 years after the accused was found guilty of the murder of Ashley Hawkins.

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HMA v Mark Munro and James Robertson

Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 23 August 2017, Lady Carmichael sentenced both Mark Munro and James Robertson to eight years’ imprisonment after the two accused were found guilty of the culpable homicide of Russell Robertson.

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HMA v Derek Docherty

Friday, 18 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 18 August 2017, Lord Armstrong sentenced Derek Docherty to five years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assault to severe injury.

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HMA v LM (Youth)

Friday, 18 August, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 18 August 2017, Lord Woolman sentenced a youth to nine years’ detention after the accused was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Luke Wallace.

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