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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 Martyn Daniel

Friday, 22 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (22 December 2017) Lord Summers imposed an extended sentence of 12 years (custodial part 9 years and 7 months) on Martyn Daniel after the accused was found guilty of rape and other offences. On sentencing Lord Summers made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Steven Wilkinson

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (20 December 2017) Lady Rae sentenced Steven Wilkinson to six years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to possession of a pistol, a silencer and ammunition in breach of the Firearms Act. On sentencing Lady Rae made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Jason Barnabas Okwara

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (20 December 2017) Lady Rae sentenced Jason Okwara to nine years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault charges. On sentencing Lady Rae made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Scott Turner

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (20 December 2017) Judge Craig Scott QC sentenced Scott Turner to eight years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of a series of sexual offences. On sentencing Judge Scott made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Aaron McGuire

Tuesday, 19 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (19 December 2017) Lord Beckett imposed an extended sentence of 11 years and 6 months (custodial part 7 years and 6 months) on Aaron McGuire after the accused pled guilty to culpable homicide. On sentencing Lord Beckett made the following statement in court:

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