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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 Craig Higgins

Wednesday, 15 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (15 January 2020) Lady Rae imposed an extended sentence of 12 years with a custodial part of 9 years on Craig Higgins after he was found guilty of rape.

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HMA v Liam Hay

Monday, 13 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (13 January 2020) Lady Stacey imposed a life sentence on Liam Hay with a punishment part of 19 years, after he pled guilty to murder.

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HMA v Scott Robert Pollock

Friday, 10 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Livingston today, (10 January 2020), Lord Pentland sentenced Scott Robert Pollock to 5 years imprisonment after the offender was found guilty of rape.

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Contempt of Court – Cherie Doyle

Thursday, 9 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow on Tuesday 17 December 2019, Lady Rae sentenced Cherie Doyle to 18 months imprisonment after she was found to be in Contempt of Court.

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HMA v Ramsay Stevenson

Thursday, 9 January, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (9 January 2020), Lord Matthews sentenced Ramsay Stevenson to 5 years imprisonment and disqualified him from holding or obtaining a driving licence for a period of 11 years and 6 months after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

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