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HMA v Lee Thomas John Thomson

Friday, 21 February, 2020
Sentencing Statement

At Edinburgh High Court today (21 February 2020) Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 13 years with a custodial term of 9 years on Lee Thomas John Thomson after the offender was convicted of charges including assault and rape.

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Metal-on-metal hip replacement action fails

Tuesday, 26 November, 2019
Court Opinion

A 64-year-old former forestry worker has lost his action for damages at the Court of Session against two companies which manufactured the components used in his hip replacements 10 years ago.

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