Judicial Recusals

Date Court (type of action) Name Reason for Recusal
26/01/2016 Court of Session Lord Uist Judge dealt with same issue and same witnesses in a case being appealed
27/01/2016 Dumbarton Sheriff Court (civil) Sheriff Gallacher On the Pursuer's motion in relation to a decision in a preliminary hearing
09/02/2016 Elgin Sheriff Court (criminal) Sheriff Pasportnikov Sheriff previously presided over related case
10/02/2016 Elgin Sheriff Court (criminal) Sheriff Pasportnikov Sheriff previously presided over criminal matter involving complainter
24/02/2016 Glasgow Sheriff Court (civil) Sheriff Reid Sheriff personally known to a witness
18/03/2106 Edinburgh Sheriff Court (civil) Sheriff Ross Sheriff previously presided over criminal matter involving appellant
18/03/2016 Aberdeen Sherirff Court (criminal) Sheriff Stirling Sheriff previously presided over civil matter involving accused
25/04/2016 Ayr Sheriff Court (civil) Sheriff Montgomery Sheriff previously acted for defender as a solicitor
03/05/2016 Lanark Sheriff Court (criminal) Sheriff Stewart Complainer previously represented by Sheriff's husband
22/06/2016 Perth Sheriff Court (civil) Sheriff Clapham Pursuer known to Sheriff
09/08/2016 Dunoon Sheriff Court (civil) Sheriff Ward Sheriff personally known to a witness
19/08/2016 Greenock Sheriff Court (criminal) Sheriff Ward Accused known to Sheriff from Sheriff's time in private practice
23/08/2016 Aberdeen Sheriff Court (criminal) Sheriff Stirling Sheriff Stirling found against the accused company in a civil matter and wrote on same
13/09/2016 Court of Session Lord Pentland The Lord Ordinary previously acted for the first named defender
25/10/2016 Court of Session Lord Brailsford A close relative is employed by one of the parties involved in the case
10/11/2016 Kilmarnock Sheriff Court (criminal) Sheriff Foran Sheriff personally known to a witness
17/11/2016 Dumfries Sheriff Court (civil) Sheriff Jamieson Sheriff previously presided over a related civil proof in another case in which parties were witnesses
18/11/2016 Court of Session (civil)  Lord Glennie Ealier decision on a related issue might reasonably be thought to influence any decision in the present case
30/11/2016 Perth Sheriff Court (civil) Sheriff McFarlane Sheriif acted for pursuers when practising as a solicitor
30/01/2017 Edinburgh Sheriff Court (criminal) Sheriff Crowe Sheriff previously presided over criminal matter involving accused, which might reasonably be thought to influence any decision in the present case
13/02/2017 Portree Sheriff Court (civil) Sheriff Taylor QC Sheriff previously dealt with a criminal case involving parties
23/02/2017 Inverness Sheriff Court (civil) Sheriff Fleetwood Sheriff presided over a jury trial involving parties

HMA v Felix Tsotover

Tuesday, 30 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 30 August 2016, Lady Scott sentenced Felix Tsotover to seven years’ imprisonment after the accused was convicted of rape and sexual assault.

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HMA v A & J Robertson

Monday, 29 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court today, 29 August 2016, Sheriff Graeme Napier imposed a fine of £23,500 on A & J Robertson after the accused company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe system of work for an employee who was injured in the course of his duties.

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PF v Craig Lawson

Friday, 26 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At Dundee Sheriff Court today, 26 August 2016, Sheriff Alastair Brown imposed a community payback order on Craig Lawson with a requirement to undertake 225 hours of unpaid work after the accused pled guilty to tweeting a grossly offensive message about MPs.

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HMA v John Symington Wishart

Thursday, 25 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 25 August 2016, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced John Wishart to five years and nine months imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to discharging a taser in the direction of a police officer.

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HMA v Christopher Hogg

Tuesday, 16 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 16 August 2016, Lord Clark sentenced Christopher Hogg to six years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to charges of assault to severe injury and to the danger of life.

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