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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.

Lady Rae awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws

Friday, 5 July, 2019

Lady Rae has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow in recognition of her contribution to Scottish law. She received her Honorary Doctorate of Laws at a ceremony on 27 June 2019.

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Office of Senator of the College of Justice

Thursday, 4 July, 2019

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the office of Senator of the College of Justice.

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OBE for Sheriff

Friday, 21 June, 2019

Sheriff Iona Sara McDonald has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Lord Boyd appointed to Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019

The Rt. Hon. Lord Boyd of Duncansby has been appointed as Vice President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.

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President for the First-tier Tribunal, General Regulatory Chamber

Friday, 10 May, 2019

Alexander Green has been appointed as the President of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland, General Regulatory Chamber.

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