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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 JOSEPH FARREL DUNCAN CUNNINGHAM

Wednesday, 11 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Pentland sentenced Joseph Cunningham to 9 years in prison after he pled guilty to the sexual abuse of five boys.

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HMA v SANJEEV KUMAR

Tuesday, 10 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court Sheriff Frank Crowe sentenced Sanjeev Kumar to 18 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to using a taxi without a driving licence and insurance and attempting to pervert the course of justice. He was also found guilty of charges involving contraventions of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 on three female passengers. These offences took place in Edinburgh in April 2013.

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HMA v ALAN CHRISTOPHER COWAN

Tuesday, 10 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews sentenced Alan Christopher Cowan to 9 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of culpable homicide in Glasgow on 31 December 2012.

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HMA v EON BRENNAN

Tuesday, 10 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Doherty sentenced Eon Brennan to 3 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to supplying a class A drug in Clydebank on 23 October 2012.

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HMA V RUSSELL IRVINE & HELEN PATTERSON

Monday, 9 September, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen Lord Doherty imposed an extended sentence of 11 years on Russell Irvine and an extended sentence of 10 years on Helen Paterson after they pled guilty to abduction, assault and robbery and the Royal Mile pharmacy in Edinburgh.

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