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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.

Case Management in Complex and Lengthy Trials and Sentencing

Monday, 11 March, 2019
Speeches

The Lord Justice General has given a speech on 'Case Management in Complex and Lengthy Trials and Sentencing'.

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21st Century Bar Conference 2018

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018
Speeches

Lord Ericht has given a speech at the 21st Century Bar Conference, hosted by the Faculty of Advocates on 7 December 2018.

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Opening of the Legal Year 2018-19

Monday, 24 September, 2018
Speeches

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

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21st Century Bar Conference 2017

Friday, 8 December, 2017
Speeches

The Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, has delivered the keynote address at the Faculty of Advocates 21st Century Bar Conference.

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Opening of the Legal Year 2017-2018

Monday, 25 September, 2017
Speeches

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

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