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Man Sentenced to 8 Months and Disqualified for 18 months Following Drink Driving
Mr Paul Jackson pled guilty to dangerous driving at excessive speed while under the influence of alcohol, driving without insurance, failing to provide a breath specimen and threatening and abusive behaviour. Mr Jackson had mixed prescription pills with alcohol before...
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Golf Club Owner Sentenced to 15 Months For £150,000 Tax Fraud
Mr Jon Wiggett, the owner of Brahan Golf Club, had submitted 13 false VAT repayment claims between 2014 and 2017. It was revealed by HMRC that Mr Wiggett had tried to back up his fraudulent claims with dozens of fake invoices including for a lawnmower and for sand for...
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High Court Trials To Commence In Cinemas
High Court jury trials are set to begin in the Odeon cinema in Edinburgh as of the 28th of September 2020 in order to allow high court jury trials to recommence allowing for social distancing. The Odeon cinema in Edinburgh will be the first remote jury centre in the UK....
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Woman Jailed For Culpable Homicide
Ms Sutherlay has been sentenced to six years and eight months after pleading guilty to culpable homicide. She was originally charged with the murder of Mr MacFadyen after attacking him with a pair of scissors, but a plea was accepted to the lesser charge. The attack took...
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Man Jailed For Hit and Run Kill
A Paisley man has received a sentence of five years and three months after killing a 15-year-old girl in Paisley. He was also banned from driving for 11 years and seven months. This sentence was reduced for his guilty plea to the charges against him. Mr Gatti pled guilty to...
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Woman Jailed For Culpable Homicide
Ms Sutherlay has been sentenced to six years and eight months after pleading guilty to culpable homicide. She was originally charged with the murder of Mr MacFadyen after attacking him with a pair of scissors, but a plea was accepted to the lesser charge. The attack took...
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Children’s Hearing To Be Extended To Those Aged 16-18?
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation which will run until October 2020, seeking views on raising the age at which a young person can be referred to a children’s hearing from 16 to 18. Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd said: “We know many...
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Supreme Court Appeals Dismissed
Lord Hodge delivered the Supreme Courts judgement on 18 June 2020 by video link refusing appeals by siblings challenging legislation which did not allow them to be granted ‘relevant person’ status in children’s hearings proceedings. The Supreme Court unanimously...
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Virtual Prison Visits
The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has now implemented the process to facilitate virtual visits for inmates and their families across most Scottish prisons. SPS have said: “Roll-out to the remaining prisons will happen in the coming weeks and we anticipate that Virtual...
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First Steps Taken To Re-Start Jury Trials In Scotland
Citations have been issued to potential jurors for the re starting of jury trial since the start of COVID -19. The Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service aims to hear jury trials in July. A Working Group established in May specifically to consider how the reintroduction of...
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