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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.

Consultation on cameras in court

Friday, 25 October, 2013
Consultations & Responses

The Review Group chaired by Lady Dorrian has launched a consultation document seeking views on the current policy on recording and broadcasting proceedings in court.

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Consultation on proposed amendments to the Complaints About the Judiciary (Scotland) Rules

Friday, 20 September, 2013
Consultations & Responses

This consultation is being conducted by the Judicial Office for Scotland on behalf of the Lord President.

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Written evidence to the Justice and Finance Committees

Monday, 5 August, 2013
Consultations & Responses

Written evidence to the Justice and Finance Committees from the Lord President regarding the Tribunals (Scotland) Bill.

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Consultation on the draft Act of Sederunt (Fitness for Judicial Office Tribunal Rules) 2013

Friday, 15 February, 2013
Consultations & Responses

The consultation is being conducted by the Judicial Council for Scotland.

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Lay Representation in the Court of Session and Sheriff Court

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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