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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.

Lord Justice Clerk gives keynote address at 21st Century Bar Conference

Friday, 4 December, 2015
Speeches

The Lord Justice Clerk has given the keynote address at the 15th annual 21st Century Bar Conference.

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Opening of the Legal Year 2015

Tuesday, 22 September, 2015
Speeches

The Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Carloway, has given an address to mark the opening of the new legal year.

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Lord Justice Clerk addresses Faculty of Advocates’ Courts Reform Conference

Friday, 18 September, 2015
Speeches

The Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Carloway, addressed the Faculty of Advocates’ Courts Reform Conference on 18 September 2015.

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Lord Justice Clerk’s speech at the ISRCL Conference

Monday, 14 September, 2015
Speeches

In a speech given at the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law’s 28th International Conference on 24 June 2015, the Lord Justice Clerk explores the theme of the modernisation of criminal trials and the use of digital technology in the fair and efficient presentation of evidence.

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Lord President’s speech to the Commonwealth Law Conference 2015

Tuesday, 14 April, 2015
Speeches

The Lord President’s keynote speech, on ‘Independence of the judiciary and the legal profession,’ to the Commonwealth Law Conference in Glasgow on 13 April 2015.

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