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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.

Arbitration Court User Group

Thursday, 21 September, 2017
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A new Arbitration Court User Group has been established to provide a forum for consultation, discussion and feedback between judges, legal professionals and other involved in arbitration matters in Scottish courts.

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Statement of the Judicial Council for Scotland on judicial independence in Poland

Wednesday, 10 May, 2017
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The Judicial Council for Scotland has followed with increasing concern reports of legislative developments in Poland which threaten to deprive the judiciary of independence from executive control.

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New Appeal Sheriffs appointed

Wednesday, 3 May, 2017
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New appointments to the office of Appeal Sheriff have been made by the Lord President.

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Lord Arthurson installed as a Senator of the College of Justice

Tuesday, 2 May, 2017
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Paul Arthurson QC has been installed as a Senator of the College of Justice at a ceremony in Parliament House today, Tuesday 2 May 2017.

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Lord Summers installed as a Senator of the College of Justice

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
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Alan Summers QC has been installed as a Senator of the College of Justice, taking his place on the bench with the judicial title, Lord Summers.

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