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Consultations & Responses

Consultations on behalf of the Lord President and the Judicial Council for Scotland will be published here.

In addition, from time to time judges will wish to respond to government proposals on issues which have a direct impact on the running of the courts. These will be published here.

HMA v JAMES MURPHY

Friday, 5 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Uist imposed a two year probation order on James Murphy after he pled guilty to assault and breach of the peace on the 5 June 2010 in Paisley.

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HMA v JOHN HOLLAND & PETER BURNS

Thursday, 4 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre sentenced John Holland and Peter Burns to life imprisonment after they pled guilty to the murder of William Downie on the 17 April 2010 in Hamilton.

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HMA v MICHELLE HEATHER WALLACE

Wednesday, 3 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Dumbarton Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of seven years on Michelle Wallace after she pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Helen McDonald Hewer on the 19 July 2010 in Newmachar, Aberdeenshire. The sentence is composed of a custodial part of 4 years followed by an extension period of 3 years.

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HMA v GEORGE McLEOD

Monday, 1 November, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Mackay of Drumadoon fined George McLeod £1500 after he was found guilty of dangerous driving in Aberdeen on the 14 November 2008.

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HMA v DAVID WRIGHT

Friday, 29 October, 2010
Sentencing Statements

Today at the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Tyre sentenced David Wright to a total of 7 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to assault and robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

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