Case archive



High Court refuses appeal of man convicted of assaulting a baby

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has refused an appeal against conviction by a man convicted of assaulting his baby daughter between May and July 2017.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 30 June 2020

High Court rules dual-purpose items can be considered disguised firearms

The High Court of Justiciary has ruled that the incorporation of a firearm into a dual-purpose object does not mean that it cannot be regarded as “disguised as another object” under section 5(1A)(a) of the Firearms Act 1968.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 22 June 2020

High Court allows appeal against conviction for rape and indecent assault

The High Court of Justiciary has allowed an appeal against conviction for charges of rape and indecent assault on the ground that the two charges were too materially different to mutually corroborate one another.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 19 June 2020

COVID-19: Man who deliberately coughed in faces of police officers has sentence increased

A Crown appeal against the leniency of the sentence of a man who pled guilty to deliberately coughing in the faces of two police officers and thus recklessly endangering their lives has resulted in the total sentence being increased by nine months.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 18 June 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

Inner House refuses alleged fraudster’s extradition appeal

A Scottish man who is the subject of an extradition request by the US government has failed in his challenge of a sheriff’s decision to grant permission for the extradition to go ahead.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 5 June 2020

High Court rejects appeal of man convicted in 'distressing' sexual assault trial

A man who was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment for sexually assaulting a woman has had his appeal against conviction refused by the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 4 June 2020

Killers of Glasgow man murdered with knife and hammer lose appeals against conviction

Two men who were convicted of the murder of a man in Glasgow have failed in their appeals against their conviction.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 1 June 2020

Glasgow man convicted of rape of young partner loses appeal against conviction

A man convicted of raping his partner, with whom he allegedly began a sexual relationship with while she was underage, has had his appeal against conviction and sentence refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 27 May 2020

Appeal on leading evidence of complainer's previous sexual conduct refused

The appellant, SJ, was due to appear at trial on three charges. The first was for sexual assault, the second for rape, and the third for perverting the course of justice by disposing of his mobile phone to prevent the police from gaining access to information in it. The appeal was heard by Lord Malcolm, Lord Turnbull, and Lord Pentland, all three of whom gave opinions. Previous conduct At the time of the alleged offenc

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 30 April 2020

Man who raped woman in hotel loses appeal against conviction

A man who was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for raping a woman in an Edinburgh hotel has had his appeal against conviction refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 28 April 2020

Woman who shook eight-month-old baby loses appeal against conviction

A woman who was sentenced to three years' imprisonment for shaking an eight-month-old baby and endangering her life has lost her appeal against conviction.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 20 April 2020

Repeat offenders denied bail appeal due to COVID-19 uncertainties over trial diet

Two men who had been remanded in custody since July 2019 charged with assault and robbery and whose trial had been postponed due to the suspension of jury trials have had their appeal against refusal of bail refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 9 April 2020

Sex offender’s conviction upheld on appeal but sentence reduced by two years

A man convicted of a number of sexual offences has had his appeal against conviction refused but succeeded in having his sentence reduced due to his significantly low intelligence.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 6 April 2020

Man who pled guilty to assault but claimed ‘mental disorder’ fails in ‘defective representation’ appeal

A man who pled guilty to a violent assault who claimed he was the victim of a “miscarriage of justice” because he may have been suffering from a “mental disorder” at the time of the offence has had an appeal against his conviction rejected.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 26 March 2020