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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 Surveyor Member

Tuesday, 19 December, 2017

The Lands Tribunal for Scotland (LTS) has announced the appointment of Charles Craigie Marwick BSc (Hons) FRICS as its new Surveyor Member in succession to the late Douglas Gillespie.

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Five new sheriffs appointed

Monday, 18 December, 2017

Five new sheriffs have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to take up office in the New Year.

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New Legal and Ordinary Members of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland, Housing & Property Chamber

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017

Thirty new Legal Members and 19 Ordinary Members have been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and assigned to the Housing and Property Chamber by the President of Scottish Tribunals, Lady Smith.

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Arbitration Court User Group

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

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

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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