As specialist criminal solicitors we are constantly reviewing important cases in Scotland. Every case in Scotland has a knock-on effect on Scots Law, so we must remain on top of every minute detail and development.

Below, please find some of the most recent cases in Scotland.


Brian Croal v. Her Majesty’s Advocate

29 April 2014 Background On 20 June 2012, Stirling Sheriff Court found the appellant guilty of assaulting a female, MH, by repeatedly punching her head and threatening further violence. The assault happened in Fallin on 26 February 2012. Sentencing was … Continued

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Bruce Smith v HM Advocate

10th April 2014 Background On 3rd September 2013, Mr Bruce Smith was convicted of of having offensive weapons in his possession without a reasonable excuse. Since Mr Smith had bought these weapons while on holiday in Cyprus and was bringing … Continued

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James Johnston v. HMA

09 April 2014 Background On the 15 May 2013, a sheriff and jury convicted the appellant of lewd and libidinous practices in contravention of section 5 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 1976 and an indecent assault. The latter charge … Continued

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David Ronald Shanks Hunter v HM Advocate

12th March 2014 Background On 17th December 2012, David Ronald Shanks Hunter was convicted of a charge in the following terms: “On 19 October 2011 at Ladbrokes, West Main Street, Whitburn, West Lothian you DAVID RONALD SHANKS HUNTER did with … Continued

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