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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 David McGurk

Friday, 17 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 17 August 2018, Lady Rae sentenced David McGurk to an Order for Lifelong Restriction with a punishment part of two years and two months after the accused pled guilty to the attempted rape of two women.

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HMA v Sean Gorman

Friday, 17 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 17 August 2018, Lord Woolman imposed an extended sentenced of 11 years and nine months on Sean Gorman after the accused pled guilty to the attempted murder of Shabaz Ali. The detention period will be seven years and nine months, which will be followed by an extension period of four years on licence.

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PF, Paisley v James Paul

Thursday, 16 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At Paisley Sheriff Court today, 16 August 2018, Sheriff Susan Sinclair imposed a Community Payback Order on James Paul after the accused pled guilty to possessing indecent images of children. On sentencing, Sheriff Sinclair made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Peter Morgan

Thursday, 16 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, 16 August 2018, Lord Boyd of Duncansby imposed an extended sentence of 15 years on Peter Morgan after the accused was found guilty of preparing acts of terrorism. The custodial period will be 12 years, which will be followed by an extension period of three years on licence.

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HMA v Scott Forbes

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 13 August 2018, Lord Woolman imposed an extended sentence of 13 years on Scott Forbes after the accused was found guilty of the rape of a 14-year-old girl and other sexual offences. The custodial period will be nine years, which will be followed by an extension period of four years on licence.

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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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