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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.

NAT GORDON FRASER v HMA

Friday, 4 October, 2013
Court Opinions

The Court of Criminal Appeal refused the appeal against conviction of Nat Gordon Fraser.

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HMA v GARY MCCOURT

Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
Court Opinions

The Court of Criminal Appeal refused the appeal against sentence by HM Advocate.

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PETITION FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW BY SCOTCH WHISKY ASSOCIATION & OTHERS

Friday, 3 May, 2013
Court Opinions

Summary of Lord Doherty's decision in the Petition for Judicial Review.

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KIMBERLEY HAINEY v HMA

Thursday, 18 April, 2013
Court Opinions

Summary of the decision by the Court of Criminal Appeal to quash the conviction for murder of Kimberley Hainey

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ALAN MASSIE against CALLUM MCCAIG & Others

Friday, 1 March, 2013
Court Opinions

At the Court of Session the Scottish National Party and SNP councillor Callum McCaig of Aberdeen City Council have successfully appealed against an interim interdict granted on 19 December 2012.

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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.

Find out more