Case archive



Woman who murdered abusive boyfriend loses ‘diminished responsibility’ appeal

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 3 October 2018

Crown appeal against ‘unduly lenient’ extended sentence refused

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 24 September 2018

Murder conviction quashed over advocate depute’s ‘unfair’ speech to jury

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 13 August 2018

Appeal against sentence allowed after sheriff ‘misdirected’ herself on question of discount

A man who was jailed for 22 months for throwing a paving stone through a neighbour’s window has had his sentence reduced following an appeal after he successfully challenged the level of discount afforded by the sentencing sheriff.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 21 May 2018

Husband accused of assaulting wife fails in appeal to recover psychiatric report

A man accused of assaulting his wife has failed in an appeal to recover a psychiatric report which he claimed would assist his defence by bringing her credibility and reliability into question.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 13 January 2015

Crown wins appeal over alleged armed bank robber’s ‘no case to answer’ acquittal

Prosecutors have successfully challenged a decision of a trial judge to uphold a defence submission of “no case to answer” in the case of a man accused of an attempted armed robbery at a bank.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 8 January 2015

Motorist who caused death of friend by dangerous driving fails in appeal against sentence

A motorist who was jailed for six years and banned from driving for eight years after being found guilty of causing death of a “close friend” by dangerous driving has had an appeal against sentence refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 6 October 2015

Man who murdered wife loses ‘defective representation’ appeal but judges call for change in solicitor advocate instruction rules

The Criminal Appeal Court has “very strongly” suggested that consideration should be given to changing the rules on the instruction of solicitor advocates, in disposing of an appeal claiming “defective representation”.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 10 September 2015

Police constable who gave false report to protect colleague wins appeal against ‘wilful neglect of duty’ conviction

A police officer who was jailed after being found guilty of lying to protect a colleague for allegedly drink-driving has successfully appealed against his conviction.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 4 September 2015