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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.

"Fresh Claim" Immigration and Asylum Judicial Reviews

Wednesday, 27 July, 2011
Consultations & Responses

The consultation is being conducted on behalf of the Lord President by his Private Office.

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Review of Fatal Accident Inquiry Legislation

Wednesday, 28 July, 2010
Consultations & Responses

This review was carried out by the Rt Hon Lord Cullen of Whitekirk and was published in 2009.

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Responses to Consultation on the Regulation of Legal Services in Scotland

Wednesday, 28 July, 2010
Consultations & Responses

Published in November 2009

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Reform of Double Jeopardy Law

Wednesday, 28 July, 2010
Consultations & Responses

Following the publication of the Report on Double Jeopardy by the Scottish Law Commission, the Scottish Government published a consultation document on possible reforms to the rule against double jeopardy in Scottish criminal cases.

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Sentencing Guidelines and a Scottish Sentencing Council: Consultation and Judicial Responses

Wednesday, 28 July, 2010
Consultations & Responses

Proposals for the introduction of a new system of sentencing guidelines and a Scottish Sentencing Council to develop that system, giving more consistent and transparent sentencing in Scotland.

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