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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.

INNER HOUSE JUDGES TO DISPENSE WITH ROBES

Thursday, 17 April, 2014
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From Tuesday 22 April 2014 Senators of the College of Justice sitting in the Inner House will no longer wear formal robes and wigs when hearing civil appeals.

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Interim Report of the Rules Rewrite Working Group

Friday, 28 March, 2014
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The Interim Report of the Scottish Civil Justice Council’s (SCJC) Rules Rewrite Working Group was published today.

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APPOINTMENT OF QUEEN’S COUNSEL 2014

Thursday, 27 March, 2014
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The Lord Justice General invites applications by advocates and solicitor advocates seeking recommendation for appointment as Queen’s Counsel in Scotland.

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The Office of Chair of the Scottish Land Court

Monday, 17 March, 2014
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The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the office of Chair of the Scottish Land Court. The vacancy will arise in October 2014.

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New Senator installed

Tuesday, 11 March, 2014
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Sarah Wolffe QC was installed as a Senator of the College of Justice on 11 March 2014.

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