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6 Years Imprisonment For Killing Motorcyclist After Taking Cocaine
HMA v William McLean 2019 A man has pled guilty to killing a 24 year old motorcyclist by dangerous driving after taking cocaine. Mr McLean has been sentenced to 6 years imprisonment at the High Court in Edinburgh. He was also disqualified from driving for a 10 year...
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Dangerous Driving Appeal Refused
PF v Mark McLaughlin 2019 Mr McLaughlin who appealed his dangerous driving conviction to the Sheriff Appeal Court has had his appeal refused. The appellant had argued that the original trial Sheriff had erred in holding that an accident had occurred in the circumstances...
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Judicial Review of John Paton
Judicial Review of John Paton Mr Paton, a short term prisoner, had his petition against a decision to refuse early release under a curfew rejected. Mr Paton brought a judicial review against the Government and this was heard in the Outer House. Mr Paton was due to serve...
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Historic Sexual Offences Conviction and Sentence Appeal Refused
HMA v William Wright 2019 Mr Wright has had his appeal against conviction and sentence refused at the High Court of Justiciary. The appeal against sentence relied on the appeal against conviction being successful in this case. Mr Wright was found guilty after trial of...
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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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