Case archive



Man who permanently disfigured another loses appeal against attempted murder conviction

A man who was tried alongside his brother for attempted murder and assault has failed to appeal his conviction in the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary. 

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 10 August 2020

Romanian grandmother wins appeal against extradition for shoplifting

A Romanian national has succeeded in appealing an extradition order that would have seen her returned to Romania to serve a 13-month prison sentence for a conviction of aggravated theft.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 6 August 2020

Aberdeenshire man who participated in multiple robberies whilst on bail loses appeal against conviction

A man who was convicted of attacking and robbing two men in Aberdeenshire while he was on bail has had his appeal against the convictions refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 12 June 2020

Motorist found to have caused death by dangerous driving after examination of facts fails in appeal against decision

A motorist found to have caused death by dangerous after being deemed “unfit to stand trial” because he suffers from dementia has had an appeal against the finding that he committed the offence dismissed.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 12 December 2019

Woman found guilty of culpable homicide loses appeal against 10-year prison sentence

A young woman found guilty of culpable homicide after she “instigated” an attack which led to the murder of her ex-boyfriend has had an appeal against her sentence rejected.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 9 December 2019

Appeal against ‘intent to rape’ conviction over sheriff’s ‘prejudicial misdirection’ dismissed

A man found guilty of sexual assault with intent to rape who claimed that the sheriff’s directions to the jury were “prejudicial” has had an appeal against his conviction rejected.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 16 September 2019

Cannabis ‘gardener’ who claimed he was human trafficking victim fails in appeal against sentence 

A Vietnamese man who was jailed for three years after admitting being involved in a cannabis growing operation has had an appeal against his sentence rejected.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 15 July 2019

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

Sheriff’s decision to postpone trial was not oppressive, appeal court rules

A man charged with being in possession of a class A drug with intent to supply has had his challenge to a decision to postpone his trial for five months refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 16 February 2015