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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.

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For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

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JULIE ANNE PHILLIPS or ZELENT against ALAN SAVAGE

Wednesday, 14 March, 2012
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Decision of SHERIFF MARGARET M. NEILSON Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highland and Islands at Inverness

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SCOTTISH MINISTERS v RUSSELL STIRTON & ALEXANDER ANDERSON

Tuesday, 24 January, 2012
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Summary of an Opinion issued by Lady Stacey at the Court of Session

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ANTHONY PHEE v JAMES GORDON & OTHERS

Friday, 4 November, 2011
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Action for damages at the Court of Session following an accident on Niddry Castle Golf Course

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DOCHERTY, PHILBIN AND LOGAN v SCOTTISH MINISTERS

Friday, 2 September, 2011
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The Court of Session has allowed the appeals against the Scottish Ministers in relation to actions taken in respect of damages sought for “slopping out” at Barlinnie Prison.

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WALTON & FRASER v DECISION of SCOTTISH MINISTERS

Thursday, 11 August, 2011
Court Opinions

Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

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Summaries of Court Opinions

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In certain cases the judgment reached by the court may be of wider public interest. In these cases a summary of the court’s Opinion is produced and published along with a link to the full Opinion.

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