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No Case to Answer Submission Refused
HMA v Robert Redpath 2019 Mr Redpath, who was found guilty of being in possession of indecent images of children, has had his appeal against conviction refused. The computer expert claimed he did not have any knowledge of such photographs being on computers he was in...
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Appeal Regarding Violation Of Vulnerable Witness Legislation
PF v Christopher Wilson 2019 The appeal court at the High Court in Edinburgh has made an observation and took criticism of a Sheriff’s decision to remove a screen from an alleged victim of domestic abuse that she was giving evidence behind. This was to allow...
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Crown Win Appeal On “No Case To Answer” Submission
HMA v Bilaal Afzal 2019 A crown has won an appeal against a successful no case to answer submission by the defence during a rape trial. The trial judge had ruled that the crown could not prove that the complainer had been asleep during the act of intercourse. The High...
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Miscarriage of Justice Appeal Refused
HMA v Scott Fowler 2019 Mr Fowler has had his appeal against conviction refused after arguing that the advocate deputes jury speech and the trial judge’s misdirection’s resulted in a “miscarriage of justice.” The Appeal Court at the High Court in Edinburgh did not...
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Insufficient Evidence Appeal Refused
HMA v Richard Macpherson 2019 Mr MacPherson was found guilty of housebreaking and theft after a Trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court last year. He has failed in an appeal against conviction after arguing there was insufficient evidence to prove that he was at the crime scene....
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Trial Abandoned Due Failure of Crown Statutory Duty
HMA v George Wright 2019 Lady Scott has demanded an explanation from the Lord Advocate for their “apparent failure of the Crown in their statutory duty to disclose that information” which result in the collapse of an attempted murder prosecution at the High Court in...
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Murder Appeal Aginst Conviction Refused
HMA v Frank Cairney 2019 Mr Wright has had his appeal against conviction refused at the High Court of Justiciary. Mr Wright was found guilty of the murder of Mr McClelland, that occurred in Paisley in July 2017. The family of Mr McClelland are now calling for a fatal...
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Interim Liberation Refused at the High Court
HMA v Frank Cairney 2019 Mr Cairney was sentenced to four years imprisonment for charges relating to sexual abuse of children at Hamilton Sheriff Court last year. Mr Cairney has not been liberated while awaiting his appeal to progress against his conviction. Mr...
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Diminished Responsibility Appeal Rejected
HMA v Nicholas Rodgers Mr Rodgers, who was found guilty of the murder of Ms Stuart in August 2016, has had his appeal against conviction rejected. Mr Rodgers is currently serving life imprisonment with a punishment element of 16 years. The appellant claimed he was...
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Miscarriage of Justice Referred To Appeal Court
HMA v Liston Craig Pacitti A case has been referred to the Appeal Court held in the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh after the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission has considered the matter. Mr Pacitti pled guilty in December 2017 at Dundee Sheriff Court...
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