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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.

HMA v John Symington Wishart

Thursday, 25 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 25 August 2016, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced John Wishart to five years and nine months imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to discharging a taser in the direction of a police officer.

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HMA v Christopher Hogg

Tuesday, 16 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 16 August 2016, Lord Clark sentenced Christopher Hogg to six years’ imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to charges of assault to severe injury and to the danger of life.

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HMA v James Gilliard

Tuesday, 16 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

16 August 2016 At the High Court in Edinburgh Lady Carmichael imposed an extended sentence of nine years on James Gilliard after he was found guilty of assault, disorder and rape. The sentence is composed of a custodial period of 7 years followed by an extended period of 2 years.

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HMA v John Bernard Farrell and Paul Vincent Kelly

Friday, 12 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 12 August 2016, Lord Matthews sentenced Paul Kelly to 10 years’ imprisonment and John Farrell to five years’ imprisonment after the two accused were convicted of historical child sex offences.

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HMA v David Sinclair

Friday, 12 August, 2016
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 12 August 2016, Lord Bracadale sentenced David Sinclair to seven years and three months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of a baby boy.

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