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The work of judges in Scotland is demanding and varied – from sheriffs and justices of the peace dealing with a diverse range of cases in a single day to senators presiding over complex and sometimes lengthy hearings in the Court of Session or High Court. And it involves considerable work outside the courtroom as well as sitting on the Bench. Members of the judiciary write here about their working lives.

HMA V JOYNED MIAH

Tuesday, 8 May, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Doherty sentenced Joyned Miah to four years and nine months after he was convicted of rape.

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HMA v JAMES CARRICK

Tuesday, 1 May, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Woolman sentenced James Carrick to detention for four years and eight months after he pled guity to causing death by dangerous driving.

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HMA V JOHN GRAY NEILSON

Wednesday, 25 April, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist imposed an order for lifelong restriction on John Gray Neilson after he pled guilty to one charge of assault and robbery and one charge of assault and attempted robbery.

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HMA v DAVID GILROY

Wednesday, 18 April, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Bracadale sentenced David Gilroy to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of the murder of Suzanne Pilley. The punishment part was set at 18 years.

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HMA v DAVID PATON and four others

Thursday, 12 April, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Judge Rae QC sentenced David Paton and four others in relation to the murder of Christopher Knox on the 10 June 2011 in Greenock.

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