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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 Senator Installed

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013

Morag Wise QC was today installed as a Senator of the College of Justice. She will be known by the judicial title of Lady Wise.

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New guidance on the use of temporary judges

Monday, 4 February, 2013

The Lord President The Right Hon. Lord Gill has issued new guidance on the use of temporary judges in the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary.

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New Sheriff appointed at Hamilton Sheriff Court

Friday, 1 February, 2013

Mr Alastair Carmichael has been appointed as a Floating Sheriff based at Hamilton Sheriff Court with effect from 18 February 2013.

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New Practice Note Issued

Thursday, 31 January, 2013

The Lord Justice General has issued a new practice note in relation to best practice in the management of High Court criminal trials

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2013 Annual MacFadyen Lecture

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013

The 2013 MacFadyen Lecture is to be delivered on Wednesday 6 March by The Rt Hon. Lord Hamilton. The lecture is entitled ‘The legal landscape before the Paisley snail: What an analysis of prior Scots law might have revealed’.

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