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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.

Additional Support Needs Tribunal transfers into First-tier Tribunal for Scotland

Friday, 12 January, 2018

The Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland (ASNTS) transfers into the Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland with effect from today, 12 January 2018.

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‘Compatibility issues’ consultation

Tuesday, 9 January, 2018

The Lord Justice General is to chair a review of the practice and procedure relating to “compatibility issues” arising in criminal proceedings in Scotland and appeals to the UK Supreme Court.

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New Surveyor Member

Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

The Lands Tribunal for Scotland (LTS) has announced the appointment of Charles Craigie Marwick BSc (Hons) FRICS as its new Surveyor Member in succession to the late Douglas Gillespie.

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Five new sheriffs appointed

Monday, 18 December, 2017

Five new sheriffs have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to take up office in the New Year.

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New Legal and Ordinary Members of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland, Housing & Property Chamber

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017

Thirty new Legal Members and 19 Ordinary Members have been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and assigned to the Housing and Property Chamber by the President of Scottish Tribunals, Lady Smith.

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