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High Court Opinions


Most decisions are given verbally by judges in court. Written decisions will usually be provided when a case involves:

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  • a particular point of general public importance
  • a case where substantial evidence was heard.

When decisions are given in writing, they are published, ordered by the date of publication. A judge may rule that in the interest of justice, a particular case should  not be published.

 

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Case Title Date of Opinion Date Published Judge
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY DAVID CALLAGHAN AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  22/01/2021 22/01/2021
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION FOLLOWING UPON A REFERENCE FROM THE SCOTTISH CRIMINAL CASES REVIEW COMMISSION BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF HTE LATE ABDELBASET ALI MOHAMED AL MEGRAHI AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  15/01/2021 15/01/2021
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Glennie
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY DAVID DITCHBURN AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  29/01/2020 17/12/2020
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Malcolm
HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE AGAINST GRAHAM CAMERON TURNER 17/01/2020 09/12/2020
  • Lord Turnbull

IN THE APPLICATIONS IN THE APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION FOLLOWING UPON A REFERENCE FROM THE SCOTTISH CRIMINAL CASES REVIEW COMMISSION BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LATE ABDELBASET ALI MOHAMED MEGRAHI AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE AND THE ADVOCATE GENERAL

20/11/2020 20/11/2020
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
COLIN GRIMASON AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE 17/11/2020 17/11/2020
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Justice General
NOTE OF APPEAL UNDER SECTION 130 OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LICENSING (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010 BY JOHN JOSEPH McCARTHY AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 
13/02/2020 11/11/2020
  • Lord Drumond Young
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY JOHN LEADBETTER AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 10/11/2020 10/11/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY LW AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 06/11/2020 06/11/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY KENNETH THOMSON AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  17/09/2020 05/11/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Justice General
SCOTTISH CRIMINAL CASES REVIEW COMMISSION REFERRAL IN APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY MARK CONWAY AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  28/11/2020 04/11/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY ALEXANDER GARLAND AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  30/10/2020 30/10/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY GH AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  14/10/2020 27/10/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL UNDER SECTION 74 OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995 BY JL AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  14/10/2020 27/10/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY MICHAEL WHORLTON AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  01/09/2020 14/10/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL UNDER SECTION 74 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995 BY CH AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 13/10/2020 13/10/2020

APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY AS AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE

24/09/2020 07/10/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General

NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY (FIRST) KEIRIN MCMILLAN OR ELLIOTT; (SECOND) ARON MCMILLAN; AND (THIRD) LEVI HUNTER OR BROWN AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE

04/09/2020 07/10/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY KEITH RIZZO AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 18/09/2020 01/10/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Justice General
APPLICATIONS IN THE APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LATE ABDELBASET ALI MOHAMED AL MEGRAHI AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE AND THE ADVOCATE GENERAL 26/08/2020 29/09/2020
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY FEVOS GEORGIOU AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  15/09/2020 22/09/2020
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Glennie
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY ADNAN MUNIR AHMED AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  18/09/2020 18/09/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY JB AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 25/08/2020 25/08/2020
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Menzies
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY ALEXANDER BURKE (SENIOR) AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  20/08/2020 20/08/2020
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Menzies
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY JAMES PENRICE  04/08/2020 04/08/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice General
APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL UNDER SECTION 26(1) OF THE EXTRADITION ACT 2003 BY DV AGAINST THE LORD ADVOCATE  06/02/2020 04/08/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Brodie
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY LAWRENCE NELSON 05/02/2020 31/07/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Brodie
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY LIAM ALEC ROBERT HAY AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  08/07/2020 08/07/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY MICHAEL FINLAY AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  25/06/2020 25/06/2020
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY WEIR MacKAY AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  24/06/2020 24/06/2020
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY SI AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 23/06/2020 23/06/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Justice Clerk
LORD ADVOCATES REFERENCE NO.1 OF 2020 17/06/2020 17/06/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY AADAM MOHAMMED AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 17/06/2020 17/06/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Justice Clerk
CROWN APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE AGAINST IAIN LINDSAY 12/06/2020 16/06/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY BRANDON DOUGLAS AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  10/06/2020 10/06/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Brodie
APPEAL UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE EXTRADITION ACT 2003 BY JAMES CRAIG AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 03/06/2020 03/06/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice Clerk
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY GAVIN WATSON MACDONALD AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 
26/05/2020 26/05/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY MARK MONCRIEFF AND PAUL McCANN AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  22/05/2020 22/05/2020
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY RKS AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  22/05/2020 22/05/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice Clerk
SJ AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 28/04/2020 28/04/2020
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Malcolm
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY BASHARAT KHAN 18/03/2020 24/04/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY SYEDA SOKINA BEGU 16/04/2020 16/04/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General

(FIRST) JD and (SECOND) BK AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE


03/04/2020 07/04/2020
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice General

APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY PGT AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE

02/04/2020 02/04/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice General
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY GURSEL DUZGUN AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 21/02/2020 20/03/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY VERONICA LOGAN AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 18/03/2020 18/03/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Menzies
NOTES OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY (FIRST) ZAK BENNETT AND (SECOND) IAN DAVID MOYES AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 05/03/2020 13/03/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Justice General
HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE AGAINST JW 14/01/2020 06/03/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
PETITION TO THE NOBILE OFFICIUM BY JC 19/10/2018 26/02/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Drummond Young
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY RALPH GOLDIE
31/08/2018 14/02/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice Clerk