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Archive for March, 2019

Supervised Release Order Quashed On Appeal
HMA v Alan Baker 2019 Mr Baker has had a successful appeal to challenge the Sheriff imposing a supervised release order after he was sentenced to four years imprisonment in relation to two separate cases. The High Court allowed the Appeal after it was lodged by the...
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Appeal Against Excessive Sentence Allowed
HMA v Rameez Hamid 2019 Mr Hamid has had a successful appeal against his sentence at the High Court of Justiciary. The appellant successfully argued that his custodial sentence of three years was excessive. This was reduced from a headline sentence of four years for a...
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Corroboration Of CCTV Evidence Appeal Refused
HMA v Jacqueline Shuttleton 2019 The High Court has confirmed that CCTV, where it’s provenance is established, can corroborate the actus reus of an offence. This has followed an appeal raised at the Sheriff Appeal Court. This case concerned Ms Shuttleton, who was found...
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Miscarriage of Justice Refused
HMA v Philip Donegan 2019 The Criminal Appeal Court has stressed a warning to defence advocates and solicitors over “derogatory and insulting” questioning of rape complainers and has also criticised a judge for “wholly inappropriate” comments made during such...
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