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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.

Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation in Scotland

Friday, 24 November, 2017
Consultations & Responses

This is a response by the Senators of the College of Justice to the consultation paper on hate crime legislation in Scotland.

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Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill

Thursday, 17 August, 2017
Consultations & Responses

This is a response from the Judges of the Court of Session to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee’s call for evidence on the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill.

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Complaints About the Judiciary (Scotland) Rules: Consultation Response

Wednesday, 1 April, 2015
Consultations & Responses

The Lord President’s Official Response to the Consultation on proposed amendments to the Complaints about the Judiciary (Scotland) Rules.

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Arrangements for Training of Justices of the Peace in Scotland

Friday, 21 November, 2014
Consultations & Responses

An analysis of responses to a review of the arrangements for training of Justices of the Peace in Scotland launched by the Lord President.

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Consultation on the Arrangements for Training of Justices of the Peace in Scotland

Wednesday, 21 May, 2014
Consultations & Responses

The Lord President has launched a review of the arrangements for training of Justices of the Peace in Scotland.

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