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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:

  • a matter of principle
  • 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 A judge may rule that in the interest of justice, a particular case should  not be published.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
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
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY STEPHEN BARCLAY AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE
12/02/2020 12/02/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Malcolm
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY MICHAEL SCOTT RITCHIE AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE
30/01/2020 05/02/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY DAVID DUDGEON AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 07/01/2020 29/01/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
NOTES OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY (FIRST) JAMES ADAM and (SECOND) BRIAN DAISLEY 24/01/2020 24/01/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY WILLIAM CARMICHAEL AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 16/01/2020 22/01/2020
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL UNDER SECTION 74 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995 BY RN AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 16/01/2020 20/01/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Glennie
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY THANDIWE MATIKITI AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 10/01/2020 17/01/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
APPEAL UNDER SECTION 65(1)(b) OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995 BY ALLAN McCLYMONT AGAINST HM ADVOCATE 07/12/2018 10/01/2020
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice Clerk
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY ANDREW McCAW AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 12/12/2019 20/12/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Justice General
APPEALS UNDER SECTION 74 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995 BY KEVIN OLIVER AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 12/07/2019 18/12/2019
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Menzies
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY RONNIE HUME McCAFFERTY AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 13/12/2019 13/12/2019
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL BY ASG AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 10/12/2019 10/12/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Brodie
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY TASMIN GLASS AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 15/11/2019 04/12/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Brodie
NOTES OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY (FIRST) PAUL GREEN, (SECOND) LEE NOONAN and (THIRD) ROBBIE DARREN BROWN
14/11/2019 03/12/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Justice General
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY FRANCIS CAIRNEY AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 27/11/2019 27/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Justice General
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY PIOTR VALDERMAR RYSMANOWSKI AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE
07/11/2019 27/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY WILLIAM MCKENZIE NEWLAND STABLES AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 21/11/2019 27/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY DAVID MARTIN AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 12/11/2019 26/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY CALLUM DAVIDSON AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 15/11/2019 22/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Brodie
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY JAMES CAMPBELL AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 14/11/2019 22/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY LM AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 12/11/2019 22/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY MICHAEL McCARROLL AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 07/11/2019 21/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY SG AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 24/10/2019 20/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice Clerk
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY DARREN PATRICK JEFFREY EDWARDS AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 08/11/2019 15/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
NOTES OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY (FIRST) SCOTT McGAW AND (SECOND) ERIC PETER REID AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 14/11/2019 14/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY KYLE STEWART AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 29/10/2019 14/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
APPEAL BY HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE AGAINST MM 05/11/2019 13/11/2019
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY ALEXANDER McKINLAY AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 07/11/2019 12/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE AGAINST SHAHIDA ABID AND SAIMA HAYAT 04/09/2018 11/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lady Clark Of Calton
CROWN APPEAL UNDER SECTION 74 BY HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE AGAINST JASON GILMOUR 22/01/2019 11/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEALS AGAINST SENTENCE BY (1) MUHAMMED RAUF; (2) SHAHIDA ABID; (3) SAIMA HAYAT AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE
08/11/2019 08/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice Clerk
HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE AGAINST JG 16/09/2019 01/11/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY DAVID COLLINS AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 16/10/2019 22/10/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY FRAZER ANGUS NEIL AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 26/06/2019 22/10/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Menzies
APPEAL FROM THE SHERIFF APPEAL COURT BY ROSS POLLOCK-SMITH AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, STIRLING 11/10/2019 15/10/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL FROM THE SHERIFF APPEAL COURT ON A POINT OF LAW BY PAUL McFADYEN AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, PAISLEY 11/10/2019 11/10/2019
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY RC AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 02/10/2019 02/10/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY JOSH McLEAN AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 10/09/2019 01/10/2019
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Drummond Young
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY DAVID KINLOCH AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 26/09/2019 26/09/2019
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Menzies
APPEAL BY DAVID BRIGGS AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 26/06/2019 24/09/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Menzies
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY AARON THOMAS CAMPBELL AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 10/09/2019 10/09/2019
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice Clerk
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY GRAHAM PATERSON AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 22/09/2019 09/09/2019
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Brodie
APPLICATION TO AMEND A NOTE OF APPEAL BY DAVID SCOTT AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 26/07/2019 05/09/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General

APPEAL FROM THE SHERIFF APPEAL COURT IN TERMS OF SECTION 194zb OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995 BYJOHN FREDERICK SCRIMGEOUR-WEDDERBURN AGAINST THE PROCURATOR FISCAL, KIRKCALDY


26/07/2019 30/08/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY RBA AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 27/08/2019 27/08/2019
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Brodie
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY WILLIAM WRIGHT AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 24/07/2019 09/08/2019
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
SOLEMN APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY CHRISTOPHER McCORMICK AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 11/07/2019 07/08/2019
  • Lord Glennie
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Menzies
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY JAMES IRVINE McMEEKIN AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 25/07/2019 01/08/2019
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Justice General