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Lord President

HMA V Janey Mains (Sutherlay)

Monday, 6 July, 2020
Sentencing Statement

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Monday 6 July, Lord Matthews sentenced Jayney Mains to 6 years and 8 months imprisonment after the accused plead guilty to the culpable homicide of Alistair MacFadyen.

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MacBean v Scottish Water

Friday, 29 May, 2020
Court Opinion

A Boat of Garten resident has lost a Court of Session case against Scottish Water in relation to odour emitted from a waste water treatment plant (WWTP).

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