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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.

Determination following examination of facts in Her Majesty’s Advocate v Paul Francis Ward

Friday, 27 February, 2015
Court Opinions

At the High Court in Glasgow on 27 February 2015, Lord Matthews acquitted Paul Francis Ward of the murder of Jean Campbell following an examination of facts.

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Petition for Judicial Review of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Thursday, 22 January, 2015
Court Opinions

Lord Pentland refused the petition for judicial review of ‘named person’ legislation. The petition was raised by four charities and three individuals who contended that the provisions contained in the Act were outside the Parliament's legislative competance

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Petition for Judicial Review by Trump International Golf Club Scotland Limited and The Trump Organization LLC

Tuesday, 11 February, 2014
Court Opinions

Petition for Judicial Review by Trump International Golf Club Scotland Limited and The Trump Organization LLC (petitioners) of decisions of the Scottish Ministers (respondents).

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Summary of judgment by Sheriff K. Mackie

Monday, 16 December, 2013
Court Opinions

In proceedings to determine whether CM and GL, Social Workers, Children’s and Families Department City of Edinburgh Council are in Contempt of Court.

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MALCOLM JOHN WEBSTER v HMA

Friday, 13 December, 2013
Court Opinions

The Appeal Court rejected all the main grounds of appeal directed to the serious charges the indictment, but quashed two minor convictions of fireraising which related to less serious charges on the indictment.

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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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