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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 A judge may rule that in the interest of justice, a particular case should  not be published.

 

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Case Title Date of Opinion Date Published Judge
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY EM AGAINST HMA 22/02/2024 22/02/2024
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY JORDAN MITCHELL AGAINST HIS MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  08/02/2024 14/02/2024
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL BY DAVID DI PINTO AGAINST PF GLASGOW 02/02/2024 02/02/2024
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
NOTE OF APPEAL BY NATHAN McKENZIE AGAINST HMA  10/05/2023 31/01/2024
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lady Wise
NOTE OF APPEAL BY CAROL McCRONE AGAINST HMA 17/02/2023 31/01/2024
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Matthews
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY ANDREW GEORGE MILLER AGAINST HMA  31/01/2024 31/01/2024
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY JOHN MATTHEW FINDLAYSON BROWN AGAINST HMA 18/01/2024 30/01/2024
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lady Wise
  • Lord Armstrong
APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL UNDER SECTION 26 OF THE EXTRADITION ACT 2003 BY VINCENT RAYNOUARD AGAINST HMA (REPRESENTING THE FRENCH REPUBLIC) 26/01/2024 26/01/2024
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Tyre
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY FRANCIS MOONEY AGAINST HMA 14/12/2023 19/01/2024
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
MELANIE GRIERSON AGAINST HIS MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE
15/12/2023 27/12/2023
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
AARON CAMPBELL LIND AGAINST HMA  23/10/2023 19/12/2023
  • Lord Doherty
APPEAL BY NICHOLAS ROSSI AGAINST HIS MAJESTY'S ADVOCATE  14/12/2023 14/12/2023
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Armstrong
SCOTT FAULKNER AGAINST HIS MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE
13/12/2023 13/12/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY SS AGAINST HMA 28/11/2023 28/11/2023
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Pentland
CROWN APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY HIS MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE AGAINST GH
21/11/2023 21/11/2023
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Matthews
LAWRENCE PHEE AGAINST HIS MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE
21/11/2023 21/11/2023
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY NORMAN BOWMAN AGAINST HMA 17/11/2023 17/11/2023
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY DM AGAINST HMA  31/10/2023 31/10/2023
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Armstrong
HIS MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE AGAINST RM 
27/10/2023 27/10/2023
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
REFERENCE BY HMA AGAINST CLB 18/10/2023 18/10/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lady Paton
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
  • Lady Wise
APPEAL BY ANDREW GERALD LINGARD AGAINST HMA 03/08/2022 17/10/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Matthews
CROWN APPEAL BY HMA AGAINST MICHAEL DOCHERTY 15/12/2021 17/10/2023
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY ALAN JAMES AGAINST HMA 17/10/2023 17/10/2023
  • Lord Doherty
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY JAMIE RICHARD JOHN WAUGH GEORGE 13/10/2023 13/10/2023
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
SEAN ROBIN JAMES HOGG AGAINST HMA 11/10/2023 11/10/2023
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL UNDER SECTION 26 OF THE EXTRADITION ACT 2003 BY AH AGAINST THE LORD ADVOCATE 03/10/2023 04/10/2023
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY GS 29/08/2023 12/09/2023
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Doherty
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY JAMES DUNN 29/08/2023 05/09/2023
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY MICHAEL BARRY REDDINGTON 29/08/2023 05/09/2023
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY ALISTAIR DOUGLAS 29/08/2023 31/08/2023
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
HIS MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE AGAINST TIGH-NA-MUIRN LTD
18/08/2023 18/08/2023
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
  • Lady Wise
LINBROOKE SERVICES LIMITED AGAINST HIS MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE
17/08/2023 17/08/2023
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lady Wise
APPEALS BY SARAH LYNN TWEEDIE OR MORROW AGAINST HMA AND THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS 04/08/2023 04/08/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL BY DW AGAINST HMA  26/07/2023 03/08/2023
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
  • Lady Wise
APPEAL BY RAMEL KRISTIAN BLAKE APPLEBY AGAINST HMA 18/08/2022 26/07/2023
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Tyre
  • Lady Wise
APPEAL BY HMA AGAINST JONATHAN RICHARD PORTER 10/12/2021 14/07/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Malcolm
  • Lord Pentland
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY RYAN PLATT 30/06/2023 30/06/2023
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY IA  29/06/2023 30/06/2023
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby
CROWN APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY HMA AGAINST TJ 21/06/2023 28/06/2023
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lady Wise
APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY DOREL SIMION AGAINST HMA 05/06/2023 13/06/2023
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Doherty
NOT OF APPEAL BY TB AGAINST HMA 17/02/2023 13/06/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY LW AGAINST HMA 01/06/2023 07/06/2023
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
NOTE OF APPEAL BY HMA AGAINST JM  24/05/2023 06/06/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lady Wise
APPLICATION TO AMEND A NOTE OF APPEAL BY HMA AGAINST JM 12/05/2023 06/06/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lady Wise
  • Lord Pentland

APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE BY ST DAVID'S CARE FORFAR LIMITED AGAINST HMA

23/05/2023 31/05/2023
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lady Wise
APPEAL BY BARRY McLEAN AGAINST HMA 26/05/2023 26/05/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
NOTE OF APPEAL BY EDWARD DORAN AGAINST HMA 24/08/2022 26/05/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Pentland

APPLICATION FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME UNDER SECTION 111(2) OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995 BY ROBERT GARDEN AGAINST HIS MAJESTY’S ADVOCATE

28/04/2023 09/05/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Woolman
  • Lord Matthews
APPEAL BY ALASDAIR JAMES FINLAYSON AND CAMERON ROSS AGAINST HMA 05/05/2023 05/05/2023
  • Lord Pentland
  • Lord Matthews
NOTE OF APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION BY GORDON COUCH AGAINST HMA 26/04/2023 05/05/2023
  • Lord Justice General
  • Lord Matthews
  • Lord Boyd of Duncansby