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Welcome to the website of the judiciary in Scotland.  You will find lots of information about judges, the work they do in each of the different courts and some helpful advice if you are attending court or simply want to come in and see what happens.  

You can also find up-to-date information on the latest sentencing statements which will allow you to read what a judge has said in court on passing sentence.  We also publish summaries of opinions, fatal accident inquiry determinations and other major court decisions in Scotland.

Website of the Judiciary in Scotland

Message from the Lord President

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Welcome to the judicial website - a first for judges in Scotland. We hope that you find ithis website both helpful and informative. It is our intention to publish as much information as we can, as quickly as we can. We believe it is vital in a democracy that justice is not only seen to be done, but that it operates in an open and transparent way and contributes to public understanding and awareness of what takes place in courts each day across Scotland.

Lord President

HMA v DEAN WILLIAMS

Wednesday, 16 April, 2014
Sentencing Statement

At the High Court in Glasgow Lord Matthews imposed an extended sentence of 13 years and 6 months on Dean Williams after he pled guilty to the culpable homicide of Craig Essen.

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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 Opinion

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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@JudgesScotland - From 22 April Inner House judges to dispense with wigs and robes when hearing civil appeals http://t.co/5KBW4ZOZFC

@JudgesScotland - High Court Glasgow Lord Matthews imposed extended sentence on Dean Williams for culp hom of Craig Essen http://t.co/iBtump5qks

@JudgesScotland - RT @scotcourts: All Scottish Courts & buildings are closed for Easter public holidays. http://t.co/JJXZjlbof6 Pay fines online http://t.cohttp://t.co/uxfq1Gjdpm

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