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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

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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Temporary judges appointed

Tuesday, 1 October, 2013

Three new temporary judges have been appointed.

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Appointment of Queen’s Counsel

Friday, 13 September, 2013

Six new QCs appointed.

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Taylor Review Published

Wednesday, 11 September, 2013

This Review by Sheriff Principal James Taylor recommends far-reaching changes to the system of expenses and funding of civil litigation in Scotland.

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Complaints About The Judiciary (Scotland) Rules 2013

Monday, 12 August, 2013

During a review of the Complaints About the Judiciary (Scotland) Rules 2011 a small error was discovered in rule 15. This has been rectified and the amended rules came into force from 8 August 2013 as the 'Complaints About The Judiciary (Scotland) Rules 2013'.

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