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Speeches

Senior judges regularly make speeches or give lectures on a broad range of topics. It is our intention to publish as many of these as possible.

Speeches published on this website reflect the individual judicial office-holder's personal views, unless otherwise stated. If you have any queries please contact the Head of Judicial Communications at the Judicial Office for Scotland.

 

PF v Peter Fitzpatrick, James McFeeley, and Mark Phillips

Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court Sheriff Brian Murphy sentenced each of the accused to 6 months imprisonment after they were found guilty of fraud.

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HMA v GERALD CHRISTOPHER ROWATT

Monday, 7 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Doherty sentenced Gerald Rowatt to 3 years and 6 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of diamorphine in Glasgow on 10 June 2013.

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HMA v SCOTT ALEXANDER GARTSHORE & JASON SCOTT KING

Monday, 7 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Doherty sentenced Scott Gartshore to 7 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to assault and robbery in Aberdeen in January 2013 and was also found to be in contempt of court. Jason King was sentenced to 7 years 9 months detention and was ordered to return to detention to serve the unexpired portion of 9 months and 18 days of a previous sentence.

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HMA v PAUL HARGREAVES

Friday, 4 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Paul Hargreaves to 5 years 4 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to being concerned in the supplying of a Class A drug on 13 May 2013.

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HMA v LESLIE GRAHAM STUART ANDREW

Thursday, 3 October, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Leslie Andrew to 6 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to charges of rape and assault.

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