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HMA v Paul McCann, Mark Moncrieff & Domenica Smith

Friday, 16 August, 2019
Sentencing Statement

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 16 August, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Paul McCann and Mark Moncrieff to life imprisonment with punishment parts of 18 and 20 years imprisonment respectively after the offenders were convicted of murder. Lord Boyd also deferred sentenced on Domenica Smith after the offender was convicted of assault.

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Joanne Murray v Amanda Donaldson

Thursday, 4 April, 2019
Court Opinion

Following a civil proof at Airdrie Sheriff Court, Sheriff Derek O’Carroll has ruled that the defender (Amanda Donaldson) is liable to repay £18,734 to the pursuer (Joanne Murray), as a result of the defender’s fraudulent misrepresentation, including £1,160 (cash withdrawals), £9,832 (point-of-sale purchases) and £7,742 (foreign currency). The following is a summary of Sheriff O’Carroll’s judgment.

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