SCTSPRINT3

High Court Opinions


Most decisions are given verbally by judges in court. Written decisions will usually be provided when a case involves:

  • a matter of principle
  • a particular point of general public importance
  • a case where substantial evidence was heard.

When decisions are given in writing, they are published, ordered by the date of publication. A judge may rule that in the interest of justice, a particular case should  not be published.

 

Search Judgments

Keyword Search

Advanced search

Use the advanced search to search for case information, publication or determination date

Advanced Search

List Opinions

Case Title Date of Opinion Date Published Judge
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY JORDAN ALLY DONALD OWENS AGAINST HMA 22/07/2022 05/08/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY WM AGAINST HMA  14/07/2022 14/07/2022
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTON BY DM AGAINST HMA 12/07/2022 12/07/2022
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY GORDON CAMPBELL AGAINST HMA 27/10/2022 05/07/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Turnbull
BILL OF ADVOCATION BY HMA AGAINST DAVID CALLAGHAN 23/07/2019 28/06/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Turnbull
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY CR AGAINST HMA  28/06/2022 28/06/2022
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lady Wise
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY NP AGAINST HMA 21/06/2022 28/06/2022
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL BY MA AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE
09/06/2022 14/06/2022
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY IAN MOORHOUSE AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  27/05/2022 10/06/2022
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Doherty
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY KEVIN GUTHIRE AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE
25/05/2022 08/06/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY GC AGAINST HMA 31/05/2022 31/05/2022
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
CROWN APPEAL UNDER SECTION 107A OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995 AGAINST MMI 19/05/2022 26/05/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY NATALIE McGARRY  19/12/2019 16/05/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Glennie
APPEAL UNDER SECTION 103 OF THE EXTRADITION ACT 2003 BY JAMES CRAIG AGAINST THE LORD ADVOCATE REPRESENTING THE AMERICAN AUTHORITIES 31/03/2022 01/04/2022
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Pentland
APPEAL BY JOHN QUINN AND MARK SUTHERLAND AGAINST HMA 20/09/2019 28/03/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Malcolm
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY AW AND HB 28/01/2021 28/03/2022
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Pentland
NOTE OF APPEAL BY HMA AGAINST BL 23/03/2022 28/03/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Pentland
CRAIG MURRAY AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE
25/03/2022 25/03/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lady Paton
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY STEVEN JOSEPH JAMES STALLEY 11/02/2022 11/02/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY PATRICK HATTIE 02/02/2022 10/02/2022
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
CROWN APPEAL UNDER SECTION 74 BY HMA AGAINST PAUL COONEY 09/02/2022 09/02/2022
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM BY JSC 03/02/2022 08/02/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY LIAM STEWART 01/02/2022 08/02/2022
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY KEIRAN WEBSTER 01/02/2022 08/02/2022
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lord Doherty
APPEAL BY STEPHEN MOTRONI AGAINST PROCURATOR FISCAL, KILMARNOCK 02/02/2022 02/02/2022
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews

THE APPEALS AGAINST A DECISION OF THE SHERIFF OF LOTHIAN AND BORDERS AT EDINBURGH IN THE APPLICATIONS FOR THE EXTRADITION OF JENNIFER AMNOTT, VALERIE PERFECT HAYES AND GARY REBURN

28/01/2022 28/01/2022
  • Lord President
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
AN APPLICATION BY THE LORD ADVOCATE UNDER SECTION 4(3)(B) OF THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY (SCOTLAND) ACT 2011 SEEKING AUTHORITY TO BRING A NEW PROSECUTION IN THE HIGH COURT AGAINS SEAN PATRICK TIFFNEY 20/01/2022 24/01/2022
  • Lady Dorrian
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Brodie
PETITION TO THE NOBILE OFFICIUM BY CRAIG MURRAY AGAINST HMA 20/01/2022 24/01/2022
  • Lord Carloway
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
HMA v KB 30/10/2020 21/01/2022
  • Sheriff S G Collins QC
APPEAL BY XY AGAINST HMA 12/01/2022 19/01/2022
  • Lord Malcolm
APPEAL UNDER SECTION 26 OF THE EXTRADITION ACT BY KEVIN McGOURTY AGAINST THE LORD ADVOCATE 12/01/2022 12/01/2022
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Doherty

NOTE OF APPEAL UNDER SECTION 65(8) OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995 BY HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE AGAINST NEIL THOMAS GEORGE GRAHAM

17/09/2021 06/01/2022
  • Lord Carloway
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Malcolm
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY JACK FERGUSON AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE 02/12/2021 31/12/2021
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Matthews
NOTES OF APPEAL BY DYLAN WILLIAMSON AND KIARA-LEE GALLAGHER 08/12/2021 16/12/2021
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Pentland
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BT JSC AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  25/11/2021 08/12/2021
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
MP AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE
09/02/2021 30/11/2021
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Pentland
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY GRPW AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  04/11/2021 04/11/2021
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
CROWN APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY HER MAJESTY'S AGAINST MICHAEL McCARTHY  26/10/2021 26/10/2021
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY RAYMOND NYIAM AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE
 
19/10/2021 19/10/2021
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
BILL OF SUSPENSION BY BRIAN DOCHERTY AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE
 
19/10/2021 19/10/2021
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY AB AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 08/10/2021 08/10/2021
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEALS AGAINST CONVICTION AND SENTENCE BY (1) KEVIN MILLER AND (2) LAUREN MILLER AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE

06/05/2021 30/09/2021
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Matthews
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY GARY ORR AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  10/09/2021 16/09/2021
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Menzies
  • Lord Malcolm
APPEAL UNDER SECTION 74 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995 BY JW AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  12/02/2021 07/09/2021
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Pentland
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY COLIN MARSHALL  AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  17/08/2021 24/08/2021
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Pentland
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY KIERAN MALCOLMSON AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  24/08/2021 24/08/2021
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Doherty
APPEALS BY BRIAN JAMES MEIGHAN, KEVIN JAMES KANE AND DAVID SUTHERLAND PUGH AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  17/08/2021 17/08/2021
BILL OF ADVOCATION FOR ROSS PATRICK AGAINST HER MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE 17/01/2020 29/07/2021
  • Lord Brodie
  • Lord Drummond Young
  • Lord Malcolm
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY JOHN DOCHERTY AND DON TEMPLETON AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE 11/02/2020 29/07/2021
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Turnbull
  • Lord Brodie
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY PAUL STUART SMITH AGAINST HER MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  01/07/2021 07/07/2021
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Pentland