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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.

LUKE MUIR MITCHELL V HMA

Wednesday, 2 February, 2011
Court Opinions

In his appeal against sentence the Appeal Court has, by a majority, refused the application. Lord Gill, sitting with Lord Hardie and Lady Cosgrove have now issued their Opinion.

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CRIMINAL APPEAL COURT GAIL COCHRANE v HMA

Thursday, 18 November, 2010
Court Opinions

The Appeal Court has quashed a sentence of five years imprisonment and substituted an order requiring the appellant Gail Cochrane to perform 240 hours of community service.

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APPEAL DECISION NJDB against JEG

Friday, 22 October, 2010
Court Opinions

The First Division of the Court of Session has today issued its judgment in this appeal from the sheriff court. It has upheld the decision of the sheriff withdrawing all contact between NJDB (the father) and his son [S]. NJDB, however, retains certain restricted responsibilities and rights in respect of [S].

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IMPERIAL TOBACCO LIMITED for JUDICIAL REVIEW

Thursday, 30 September, 2010
Court Opinions

Today at the Court of Session Lord Bracadale dismissed the petition by Imperial Tobacco Limited which sought a ruling that sections 1 and 9 of the Tobacco & Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010 were outside the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.

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ASHRAF, AHMED, MALIK,& MOHAMMED v HMA

Thursday, 26 August, 2010
Court Opinions

High Court of Justiciary - Appeal against sentence.

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Summaries of Court Opinions

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In certain cases the judgment reached by the court may be of wider public interest. In these cases a summary of the court’s Opinion is produced and published along with a link to the full Opinion.

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