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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 Brian Joseph Dailey

Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 27 July 2017, Lord Armstrong sentenced Brian Dailey to ten years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the rape and sexual abuse of three children.

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HMA v Thomas Nelson

Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 26 July 2017, Lord Uist sentenced Thomas Nelson to 12 years’ imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault charges.

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HMA v William Burns

Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today, 25 July 2017, Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence of 15 years on William Burns after the accused was found guilty of assaulting journalist Russell Findlay to his severe injury and to the danger of his life. The custodial element will be ten years imprisonment and will be followed by an extension period of five years on licence.

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HMA v Louisa Jane Rendall Anderson

Friday, 21 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 21 July 2017, Lord Uist sentenced Louisa Anderson to six years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of her husband Douglas Anderson.

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PF v Christopher Gorman

Friday, 21 July, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Airdrie Sheriff Court today, 21 July 2017, Sheriff Derek O’Carroll imposed a six-month Restriction of Liberty Order on Christopher Gorman after the accused was convicted of a series of animal abuse offences. He was also fined £500 and disqualified from owning, keeping or selling animals or running a pet shop for a period of 10 years.

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