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Summaries of Court Opinions

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In certain cases the judgment reached by the court may be of public interest or have wider implications beyond the parties involved. In these cases a summary of the court’s opinion will be produced and published along with a link to the full opinion. The summary provides a short explanation of the decision, the main points that it raises and will give an indication of any further proceedings that may be required. 

You can search judgments and opinions for individual cases on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service’s website. Please note that only in cases where there is a significant point of law or particular public interest will the opinions be published.

Sheriff Name Court Name Gender F/R
Anwar, Aisha Glasgow F R
Berry, Andrew Wick/Kirkwall M F
Bicket, David M Hamilton M R
Braid, Peter J Edinburgh M R
Brown, Alastair N Dundee M R
Brown, Douglas A Hamilton M R
Brown, Jack Aberdeen M R
Buchanan, Graham K Aberdeen M R
Caldwell, Craig Falkirk M R
Carmichael, Alastair Dundee M R
Cathcart, Samuel Glasgow M R
Collins, Petra M Airdrie F R
Collins, Simon Dunfermline M R
Corke, Donald S Edinburgh M R
Craig, Susan A Livingston F F
Crowe, Frank R Edinburgh M R
Crozier, Paul V Glasgow M R
Cubie, Andrew M Glasgow M R
Cunninghame, Carole Ayr F F
Deutsch, Anthony F Glasgow M R
Di Emidio, Pino Forfar M F
Dickson, Christopher Inverness M R
Drummond QC, Lorna Dundee F F
Duff, Alistair J M Dundee M R
Edington, Martin G R Livingston M R
Fife, Robert D M Edinburgh M R
Fleetwood, Gordon Inverness M F
Fleming, Iain M Greenock M F
Foran, Mary S Kilmarnock F F
Foulis, Lindsay D R Perth M R
Galbraith, Morag M Airdrie F R
Gallacher, William J Dumbarton M R
Garden, Malcolm Aberdeen M R
Gilchrist QC, Jamie Kirkcaldy M F
Gilchrist, William Stirling M F
Hamilton, Derek J Greenock M R
Hammond, Peter Livingston M R
Hendry, Maxwell G Dumbarton M R
Holligan, William H Edinburgh M R
Hughes, Thomas G Dundee M R
Ireland, William S S Paisley M R
Jamieson, George Dumfries M R
Johnston QC, Johanna M Glasgow F R
Jones QC, Martin Glasgow M R
Kelly QC, Daniel Hamilton M R
Kerr, Joan Glasgow F R
Kinloch, Douglas A Livingston M F
Leslie, Desmond Ayr M R
Liddell, Margaret Glasgow F R
Liddle, Gordon W M Edinburgh M R
MacFadyen, Alasdair L Hamilton M R
MacKenzie, Alan Glasgow M R
Mackie, Andrew Glasgow M R
Mackie, David N Alloa M R
Mackie, Kathrine E C Edinburgh F R
MacKinnon, Neil J Glasgow M R
Macnair QC, Charles N Dunfermline M R
Mann, Philip Banff/Lerwick M R
McCartney, Thomas Paisley M F
McCormick, John Glasgow M R
McCulloch, Andrew G Kirkcaldy M R
McDonald, Iona S Kilmarnock F R
McFadyen, Norman Edinburgh M R
McFarlane, Elizabeth Kilmarnock F R
McGowan, Kenneth J Edinburgh M R
McSherry, John C C Dunfermline M R
Millar, Thomas S Hamilton M F
Miller, Alan D Glasgow M R
Miller, Andrew Aberdeen M R
Miller, Ian H L Glasgow M R
Mohan, Brian Dumfries M F
Montgomery, John Ayr M R
Mundy, John K Falkirk M R
Murphy QC, Sean Glasgow M F
Murray, Gregor Forfar M R
Napier, Graeme Aberdeen M R
Neilson, Margaret M Inverness F R
Noble, Alistair W Edinburgh M R
O'Carroll, Derek Airdrie M F
O'Grady QC, Michael G Edinburgh M R
Pasportnikov, Olga Elgin F R
Paterson, Peter Selkirk M F
Pattison, Scott Hamilton M R
Pender, David J Paisley M R
Pender, Simon C Dumbarton M R
Pettigrew, Colin W Paisley M R
Pieri, Frank L Airdrie M R
Platt, Joseph Glasgow M R
Reid, Stuart B Glasgow M R
Reith QC, Fiona L Edinburgh F R
Ritchie QC, Norman Glasgow M R
Robb, Kenneth R Stranraer M R
Robertson, Alexander W Stirling M R
Ross, Nigel Edinburgh M F
Ruxton, Linda M Glasgow F R
Scullion, Daniel Glasgow M R
Shead, Christopher M Perth M F
Sheehan, Wendy A Edinburgh F R
Sinclair, Susan M Paisley F R
Small, Harry K Hamilton M R
Smart, Marie T Hamilton F R
Smith, Vincent J Hamilton M R
Spy, James Paisley M R
Stewart, Nikola C Lanark F R
Stirling, Alison Edinburgh F R
Summers, William Aberdeen M R
Sutherland, David O Stornoway M R
Swanson, Alayne E Glasgow F R
Tait, Fiona Edinburgh F R
Thornton, Alastair G D Kirkcaldy M R
Totten, William J Glasgow M R
Wade QC, Gillian Perth F R
Waldron, Shona A Hamilton F R
Ward, Thomas Dunoon M R
Watson, Alistair G Kilmarnock M R
Way, George A Dundee M R
Weir, Robert Hamilton M F
Welsh QC, Thomas Edinburgh M R
Williamson, James H Kirkcaldy M R
Wood, Lindsay Glasgow M R
Wood, William M Perth M R

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