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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.

New Employment Judge

Monday, 28 May, 2018

Robert King has been appointed to the panel of judges of Employment Tribunals (Scotland).

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New Sheriff appointed

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

David Young QC has been appointed to the office of sheriff by Her Majesty the Queen, on the recommendation of the First Minister.

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Long cases Practice Note

Thursday, 10 May, 2018

Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk, yesterday launched a new initiative to ensure that complex High Court cases are kept within reasonable time limits.

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Queen's Counsel 2018

Friday, 16 March, 2018

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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Office of Summary Sheriff

Monday, 12 February, 2018

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the Office of Summary Sheriff, to take up post on 1st October 2018.

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