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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.

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

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Scottish Ministers v Russell Stirton and Alexander Anderson

Friday, 11 October, 2013
Court Opinions

Summary of the appeal decision

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NAT GORDON FRASER v HMA

Friday, 4 October, 2013
Court Opinions

The Court of Criminal Appeal refused the appeal against conviction of Nat Gordon Fraser.

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HMA v GARY MCCOURT

Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
Court Opinions

The Court of Criminal Appeal refused the appeal against sentence by HM Advocate.

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PETITION FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW BY SCOTCH WHISKY ASSOCIATION & OTHERS

Friday, 3 May, 2013
Court Opinions

Summary of Lord Doherty's decision in the Petition for Judicial Review.

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KIMBERLEY HAINEY v HMA

Thursday, 18 April, 2013
Court Opinions

Summary of the decision by the Court of Criminal Appeal to quash the conviction for murder of Kimberley Hainey

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Summaries of Court Opinions

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In certain cases the judgment reached by the court may be of wider public interest. In these cases a summary of the court’s Opinion is produced and published along with a link to the full Opinion.

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