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Archive for April, 2021

Crown Appeal Regarding Libelling of English Conviction Allowed
HMA v Ronald Adams HCJAC 19 The Respondent in this case appeared in the High Court in November 2018, on indictment for five charges including sexual assault, rape to injury and penetrative sexual assault against one complainer. The Crown had attached a docket to the...
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Appeal Against Rape Convictions 8 Years Apart Refused
Duthie v HMA HCJAC 23 The Appellant was convicted of 29 charges spanning 15 years. Of these, two charges were that of rape of former partners of the accused, which were libelled to have occurred between 2008 and 2011. The Appellant appealed his conviction on the...
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Nobile Officium Petition In Rape Case Ruled Competent By High Court
RR v HM Advocate The Appeal Court of the High Court of the Justiciary has ruled that a nobile officium petition made by the complainer in a rape case is competent, after she was not notified that the accused intended to lead evidence of her sexual history at...
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