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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.

Reimbursement of Judicial Expenses

Monday, 1 November, 2010
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The Scottish Court Service has today published details of monies reimbursed to judges following claims for expenses incurred in the course of their judicial duties. This information will be published quarterly on the judicial website.

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SUPREME COURT - CADDER v HMA

Tuesday, 26 October, 2010
News

Today the Supreme Court published its judgment in Cadder v HMA. The question in this appeal was whether a person detained by the police in Scotland on suspicion of committing an offence has the right of access to a lawyer prior to being interviewed.

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Human rights panel will answer your questions

Thursday, 7 October, 2010
News

To mark the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the Council of Europe has set up a panel of high-level personalities to answer questions related to human rights issues.

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HMA v THOMAS SHERIDAN & GAIL SHERIDAN

Tuesday, 5 October, 2010
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The trial of Thomas and Gail Sheridan began on the 4 October in Glasgow High Court. It is anticipated that the trial will last for approximately 50 days.

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Opening of the new legal year

Tuesday, 21 September, 2010
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Today the Lord President The Right Hon Lord Hamilton addressed the court at the start of the new legal year.

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A day in the life of

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Judges spend a great deal of time working on cases before and after court and have to do a lot of preparation for the day ahead. Read about a typical day for a judge.

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