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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 Mikey James Durdle

Thursday, 5 March, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Aberdeen today (5 March 2020) Lord Arthurson sentenced Mikey James Durdle to 3 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

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HMA v Wayne Ashley Banks

Thursday, 5 March, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (5 March 2020) Lord Uist sentenced Wayne Ashley Banks to 10 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of 14 offences involving physical and sexual violence and drugs offences.

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HMA v David Neill

Friday, 28 February, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (28 February 2020) Judge Hughes QC sentenced David Neill to 7 years imprisonment after he was convicted of charges of indecent assault.

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HMA v Caroline Thomson

Monday, 24 February, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Monday 24 February 2020, Lady Rae sentenced Caroline Thomson to 9 years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to assaulting a baby to his permanent impairment and disfigurement, and to the danger of his life.

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HMA v Lee Thomas John Thomson

Friday, 21 February, 2020
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh High Court today (21 February 2020) Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 13 years with a custodial term of 9 years on Lee Thomas John Thomson after the offender was convicted of charges including assault and rape.

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