Case archive



Ex-teacher who engaged in sexual activities with Shetland school pupils has sentence reduced on appeal

A former Shetland teacher who was convicted of engaging in sexual activities with two students has his sentence reduced by three months on appeal to the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 26 August 2021

Men who spat at police officers during pandemic have prison sentences reduced by High Court of Justiciary

Two men who were sentenced to varying periods of imprisonment for spitting at police officers during the course of the Covid-19 pandemic have had their sentenced reduced by the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 7 May 2021

Mum of six who fraudulently claimed £55,000 in benefits loses appeal against custodial sentence

A woman who was convicted of fraudulently obtaining £55,000 in child tax credits and sentenced to a year’s imprisonment has had her appeal against the imposition of a custodial sentence refused by the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 28 April 2021

Crown appeal against lenient sentence of man who sexually assaulted niece upheld

An appeal by the Crown to the High Court of Justiciary against the sentencing of a man convicted of statutory sexual offences involving his niece, a child under the age of 13, has succeeded.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 15 March 2021

Domestic abuser fails in appeal against four-year custodial sentence but has extension period quashed 

A man who was jailed for four years after being found guilty of domestic abuse offences has had an appeal against the custodial term imposed rejected.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 2 October 2019