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HMA v Ronald Bridges

Monday, 21 January, 2019
Sentencing Statement

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 21 January 2019, Lady Stacey sentenced Ronald Bridges to a community payback order after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Michael Laverty by careless driving. On sentencing, Lady Stacey made the following statement in court:

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Thomas Sheridan v News Group Newspapers Limited

Tuesday, 11 December, 2018
Court Opinion

Thomas Sheridan is entitled to interest on the £200,000 damages he was awarded following his successful defamation action against the publishers of the News of the World, at the judicial rate of 8% per year from the date of the jury’s verdict in 2006 until the principal sum was paid in 2017.

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