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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.

Statement following acquittal of the accused in HMA v Graeme McNaught

Friday, 1 May, 2015
Court Opinions

At Hamilton Sheriff Court on 1 May 2015, Sheriff Marie Smart decided to make no order against Graeme McNaught, who was acquitted of stalking Janice Galloway on the ground of insanity.

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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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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