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Judiciary of Scotland

Welcome to the website of the judiciary in Scotland.  You will find lots of information about judges, the work they do in each of the different courts and some helpful advice if you are attending court or simply want to come in and see what happens.  

You can also find up-to-date information on the latest sentencing statements which will allow you to read what a judge has said in court on passing sentence.  We also publish summaries of opinions, fatal accident inquiry determinations and other major court decisions in Scotland.

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HMA v JOHN DAVID BROWN

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced John Brown to 18 months in prison after he pled guilty to assault.

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HMA v DAVID SMILLIE MACDONALD

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Bracadale sentenced David Smillie MacDonald to 42 months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

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HMA v ASIF REHMAN & ADEL ISHAQ

Friday, 9 November, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Asif Rehman and Adel Ishaq to detention for life after they were found guilty of the murder of William McKeeney in Glasgow on 15 January 2012. The punishment parts were fixed at 16 years and three months for Asif Rehman, and 16 years for Adel Ishaq.

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HMA v DIANE ORR

Wednesday, 31 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow, Lord Matthews sentenced Diane Orr to four years and two months imprisonment, after she was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Christina Maria Steven in Glasgow on 22nd January 2012.

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HMA v MICHAEL MCINNES

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow Lady Stacey sentenced Michael Stuart McInnes to two and a half years imprisonment after he pled guilty to causing the death of Robert Dickie by dangerous driving in Ayr on 1st September 2011.

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