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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 MARTIN CLIFFORD & MICHAEL NELSON

Thursday, 8 August, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced Martin Clifford to 4 years 3 months imprisonment and Michael Nelson to 7 years 3 months imprisonment after they pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs on 12 February 2013 in Edinburgh.

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HMA v ALAN MATTHEWS

Wednesday, 7 August, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced Alan Matthews to 6 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to supplying controlled drugs on 8 April 2013 in Paisley.

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HMA v TONY MOSES STEWART & CM

Monday, 5 August, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Pentland imposed extended sentences on Tony Moses Stewart and CM after they pled guilty to attempted murder in Fauldhouse on 3 March 2013. Tony Moses Stewart was sentenced to an extended sentence of 11 years with a custodial part set at 7 years detention. CM was sentenced to an extended sentence of 8 years 6 months with a custodial part of 4 years 6 months detention.

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HMA v KEVIN ADDISON

Friday, 2 August, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Morris sentenced Kevin Addison to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 22 years after he was found guilty of the murder of Dodou Leigh in Edinburgh on 4 December 2012.

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HMA v NNAMDI ONUCHUKWU

Wednesday, 31 July, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Pentland sentenced Nnamdi Onuchukwu to 5 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

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@JudgesScotland - High Court: Louisa Anderson sentenced to 6 years imprisonment having pled guilty to culpable homicide of her husband https://t.co/QrWlC5qU5i

@JudgesScotland - Airdrie Sheriff Court: Christopher Gorman given a Restriction of Liberty Order for animal abuse offences https://t.co/TAoVkqlAmk

@JudgesScotland - High Court: Gordon Flett sentenced to 6 years and 4 months imprisonment for being concerned in the supply of cocaine https://t.co/dpmKvC78ZS