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Interim Liberation For Former MP Natalie McGarry
HMA v Natalie McGarry 2019 Former MP, Ms McGarry, has received interim liberation pending the outcome of her appeal against conviction and sentence. Lord Turnbull granted Ms McGarry bail at the High Court in Edinburgh. Ms McGarry was sentenced at Glasgow Sheriff Court to...
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Glasgow Murder Appeal Lodged
HMA v Edward Cairney 2019 Mr Cairney who was convicted at the High Court in Glasgow for murdering Margaret Fleming has now lodged an intention to appeal against his conviction and sentence. He was sentenced to a minimum term of 14 years imprisonment. The note of appeal is...
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Mutual Corroboration Appeal Refused
HMA v Graham Waton 2019 Mr Watson who appealed against his conviction has had this refused at the High Court in Edinburgh. The appellant argued that the offences of rape and sexual assault that he was found guilty of in August 2018 were not similar enough to provide...
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Attempted Murder Convictions Quashed
HMA v Darren Boland and Daniel Kinlan 2019 Two nineteen year olds have had their attempted murder convictions quashed. Both teenagers were found guilty of murdering Mr Tella last year after stamping on his head repeatedly in 2015. Daniel Kinlan and Darren Boland, both 19,...
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Successful Appeal Following Crown’s Attempt To Use Referral Proceedings To Support a Criminal Trial
HMA v NH 2019 NH, who was accused of sexual offences against his daughter, has appealed against a decision to prosecute him successfully. NH was charged as a result of admitting grounds at a children’s referral and this provided corroboration, which the Crown used to...
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Crown’s Appeal Against Sentence Refused
HMA v CJB The High Court in Edinburgh has refused the Crown’s appeal against sentence for a man who was not imposed with a prison sentence for domestic abuse offences. CJB was instead given a restriction of liberty order and a community payback order with supervision...
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Murder Appeal Conviction Refused
HMA v Thomas Telford Mr Telford who was found guilty by a jury of attempted murder in Livingston High Court and sentenced to nine and a half years imprisonment has had his appeal against conviction refused. Mr Telford claimed he was acting in self defence but the Trial...
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Successful Appeal Against Firearms Conviction
HMA v Sean Barclay 2019 Mr Barclay, who was pled guilty to theft and possessing a prohibited firearm, has successfully appealed against his sentence. The appeal court ruled that in relation to the theft charge of stealing fake rifles from an army base, that the sentence...
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Man Convicted of Culpable Homicide 5 Years After Assault
HMA v Jason Gilmour 2019 Mr Gilmour, 29, has been convicted by the High Court in Glasgow of culpable homicide in respect of a man he was previously convicted of assaulting. Mr Hepburn was left with brain damage after an attack in 2012. Mr Gilmour received a 5 year and...
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Crown Wins “No Case To Answer” Appeal
HMA v SM 2019 The Crown has successfully appealed against a decision of a Trial judge to sustain a no case to answer submission. The respondent SM had been charged and a trial began in respect of his partner’s rape and abduction. The complainer had stated she had...
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