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In cases where there is public interest or where the sentence may be complicated or controversial, the judge may decide to make the sentencing statement more widely available. You can read the judge’s full statement here once sentence has been passed.

We also issue tweets to alert our followers as soon as statements are published. Follow Us.  

For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

Click here if you would like information about victims of crimes and sentencing.

Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012
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Delivered by the Chief Justice of Canada The Rt Hon Beverley McLachlin

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New Senators of the College of Justice appointed

Friday, 1 June, 2012
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Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Lord Boyd QC, Michael Jones QC, and David Burns QC as Senators of the College of Justice.

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New Lord President announced

Friday, 1 June, 2012
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The Right Honourable Lord Gill has been appointed as the new Lord President of the Court of Session with effect from 11 June 2012. Lord Gill, currently Lord Justice Clerk, will replace The Right Honourable Lord Hamilton on his retirement.

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New Sheriff Principal Appointed

Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
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Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Sheriff Derek Pyle, solicitor, as Sheriff Principal for the Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highlands and Islands.

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HMA v DAVID GILROY

Tuesday, 10 April, 2012
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Sentencing Diet

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