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Appeal Rejected On The Grounds of Jury Prejudice By The Sheriff
HMA v Graham Patterson 2019 Mr Patterson has had his appeal against conviction rejected. The appellant argued at the appeal court in Edinburgh that the sheriff’s directions to the jury at Hamilton sheriff court during the trial allowed for prejudice. However, the appeal...
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Speeding Conviction Appeal Refused
PF v John Scrimgeour-Wedderburn 2019/u> Mr Wedderburn who appealed against his speeding conviction after driving 55mph in a 40mph zone has had his appeal refused after the appeal court did not agree with his argument that his notice of prosecution was invalid. The appeal...
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Crown Appeals Decision to Acquit Man of Racially Aggravated Harassment
PF v David Callaghan/u> The Crown has appealed against a Sheriff’s decision to acquit a man of racially aggravated harassment. Mr Callaghan was charged with calling a tenant a “f*cking black bastard”. At the trial the sheriff had acquitted the accused because it...
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Life Sentence With a Minimum Term of 13 years After Fatal Attack
HMA v Alan Richardson 2019 Mr Richardson has received a life sentence with a minimum term of 13 years after attacking Mr Murray which resulted in his death. The 25 year old was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow this week. The sentencing Judge was made aware that Mr...
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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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