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Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) is held following a death in the workplace or in cases which give rise to reasonable suspicion. These are usually held in the sheriff court, but may be held in other premises where appropriate. We publish summaries of some FAIs, particularly in cases where there is wider public interest. The summaries provide details of the case, the main findings of the inquiry and a link to the sheriff's full determination. 

For a full list of all fatal accident inquiry determinations published on the SCTS website click here.

HMA v IAN WILLIAM OGILVIE

Monday, 10 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Ian Ogilvie after he pled guilty to a number of sexual offences.

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HMA v STEVEN DOUGLAS, ROBERT MCINDOE, ANDREW PATON

Friday, 7 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced the accused after they pled guilty to robbery at a jewellers store in Ayr in November 2013.

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HMA v DANIEL GARY McDADE

Wednesday, 5 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Daniel McDade to 3 years and four months in prison after he pled guilty to supplying a class B drug.

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HMA v JAMES MITCHELL

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

Judge Beckett sentenced James Mitchell to 44 months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. On sentencing Judge Beckett made the following statement in court:

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HMA v JAMES GEORGE NEILL

Wednesday, 19 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart sentenced James George Neill to 9 years in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. Natasha Clark died following an accident on the A83.

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