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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.

First Anniversary Alcohol Court Glasgow

Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
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The Glasgow Sheriff Court Alcohol Court marks its first anniversary today.

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Judicial Careers Seminars

Friday, 8 February, 2019
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The Judicial Office for Scotland is pleased to announce that it will be holding two judicial career seminars in February 2019, focusing on the upcoming sheriff and summary sheriff recruitment.

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Information on forthcoming appeals

Friday, 8 February, 2019
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Enhanced information in relation to upcoming appeal cases in the Court of Session is now available on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals website.

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Lady Smith awarded Honorary Fellowship

Thursday, 31 January, 2019
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Lady Smith received an Honorary Fellowship from The Academy of Experts in London “in recognition of her contribution and work” for the organisation.

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New domestic abuse law training for Scotland’s judiciary

Wednesday, 30 January, 2019
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All judges and sheriffs in Scotland will receive specific training on domestic abuse ahead of the introduction of legislation which creates a new offence criminalising physical and psychological abuse of partners or ex-partners.

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