Subject: Crime (Scotland)
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  1. Adcock (Edward) v Archibald (BAILII: [1925] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1925 SLT 258; 1925 JC 58
  2. Adcock v Archibald (BAILII: [1925] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1925 JC 58; 1925 SLT 258
  3. Alexander Dingwall (1867) 5 Irv 466
  4. Allan Gordon Cameron v Procurator Fiscal, Oban (BAILII: [1998] ScotHC 11 ) 1999 GWD 2-82, 1999 SCCR 44, 1999 SLT 883, 1999 JC 63
  5. Allan v Patterson (BAILII: [1979] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1980 SLT 77
  6. Allenby (Benjamin) v HM Advocate (BAILII: [1937] ScotHC HCJAC_2 ) 1938 SLT 1501938 JC 55
  7. Allenby v Her Majesty's Advocate 1938 JC 55; 1938 SLT 150
  8. Anderson v HMA (BAILII: [1995] ScotHC HCJAC_3 ) 1996 SLT 155; 1996 JC 29
  9. Anderson v Laverock (BAILII: [1975] ScotHC HCJ_2 ) 1976 JC 9; 1976 SLT 62; 1976 SLT (Notes) 14
  10. Atkinson v Her Majesty's Advocate 1987 SCCR 534
  11. Barrett v Allan 1986 SCCR 479
  12. Barrie & Ors v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2002] ScotHC 64 ) 2002 SLT 1053, 2002 GWD 17-557
  13. Batty v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1995] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1995 SLT 1047
  14. Bett v Hamilton (BAILII: [1997] ScotHC HCJ_3 ) 1997 SCCR 621
  15. Bird v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1952] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1952 JC 23; 1952 SLT 446
  16. Black v Allan 1985 SCCR 11
  17. Black v Carmichael; Carmichael v Black 1992 SLT 897; 1992 SCCR 709
  18. Bonar and Hogg v MacLeod 1983 SCCR 161
  19. Bone v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2005] ScotHC HCJAC_124 )2006 SLT 164
  20. Boyne v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1979] ScotHC HCJAC_2 ) 1980 SLT 56
  21. Brennan v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1977] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1977 SLT 151
  22. Brian Andrew Hughes v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC 16 ) 2001 GWD 15-572, 2002 JC 23
  23. Byrne v Her Majesty's Advocate (No. 2) (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 236 ) 2000 SCCR 77, 1999 GWD 40-1912, 2000 SLT 233
  24. Capuano v Her Majesty's Advocate 1984 SCCR 418
  25. Cardle v Mulrainey 1992 SLT 1152
  26. Cawthorne (Richard Graves) v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1968] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1968 JC 32
  27. Charles Sweenie (1858) 3 Irv 109
  28. Clark v Syme (BAILII: [1956] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1957 JC 1; 1957 SLT 32
  29. Cochrane v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC 122 )2001 SCCR 655
  30. Connor v Jessop 1988 SCCR 624
  31. Crawford (Arthur) v HM Advocate (BAILII: [1950] ScotHC HCJAC_1 ) 1950 SLT 279
  32. Cromar v Her Majesty's Advocate 1987 SCCR 635
  33. Daniel James Biggins v Procurator Fiscal, Dunfermline (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 143 ) 1999 SCCR 595, 1999 GWD 24-1136, 1999 JC 298, 1999 SLT 1037
  34. David Alexander Wightman v Procurator Fiscal, Edinburgh (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 159 ) 2000 SLT 111, 1999 SCCR 664, 1999 GWD 27-1267
  35. Dean v. John Menzies Ltd (BAILII: [1980] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1981 JC 23; 1981 SLT 50
  36. Dewar v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1944] ScotHC HCJAC_1 ) 1945 JC 5
  37. Docherty v Brown (BAILII: [1995] ScotHC HCJAC_4 ) 1996 JC 48; 1996 SLT 325
  38. Docherty v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2003] ScotHC 58 ) 2003 SLT 1337, 2003 GWD 36-1006, 2003 SCCR 772
  39. Drury v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC HCJAC_121 ) 2001 GWD 26-1027, 2001 SCCR 583, 2001 SLT 1013
  40. Ebsworth v Her Majesty's Advocate 1992 SLT 1161
  41. Elliott (Angus Gordon) v HM Advocate (BAILII: [1995] ScotHC HCJ_2 ) 1995 SCCR 280; 1995 SLT 612; 1995 JC 95
  42. Enrico Usai v Procurator Fiscal, Cupar (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 232 ) 1999 GWD 32-1519, 2000 SCCR 57, 2000 JC 144
  43. Fenning v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1985] ScotHC HCJAC_2 ) 1985 JC 76; 1985 SLT 540
  44. Ferguson v Carnochan (1889) 2 White 278
  45. Finegan v Heywood (BAILII: [2000] ScotHC 46 ) 2000 SCCR 460
  46. First Quench Retailing Ltd v The Procurator Fiscal, Perth (BAILII: [2000] ScotHC 114 ) 2001 SCCR 154, 2001 SLT 372, [2001] 19 SLLP 17, 2001 GWD 1-68
  47. Galbraith v Her Majesty's Advocate (No 2) (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC 45 ) 2002 JC 1, 2001 SCCR 551, 2001 SLT 953, 2001 GWD 25-924
  48. Gillon v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2006] ScotHC HCJAC_61 )
  49. Gizzi v Tudhope 1983 SLT 214
  50. Helen John v Procurator Fiscal, Dumbarton (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 194 ) 1999 SCCR 802, 2000 SLT 11, 1999 JC 336, 1999 GWD 31-1463
  51. Her Majesty's Advocate v Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi And Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 248 ) 2000 SLT 1393, 2000 GWD 5-183, 2000 SCCR 177, 2000 JC 555
  52. Her Majesty's Advocate v Beggs (No. 2) (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC 122 ) 2001 GWD 21-791; 2001 SCCR 879; 2001 GWD 34-1327; 2001 SCCR 655; 2002 SLT 139
  53. Her Majesty's Advocate v Camerons (1911) 6 Adam 456
  54. Her Majesty's Advocate v Carson 1964 SLT 21
  55. Her Majesty's Advocate v Doherty (BAILII: [1953] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1954 JC 1; 1954 SLT 169
  56. Her Majesty's Advocate v Doherty 1954 JC 169; 1954 SLT 1
  57. Her Majesty's Advocate v Forbes (Steven Graeme) (BAILII: [1994] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1994 SLT 861; 1994 SCCR 163
  58. Her Majesty's Advocate v Harris (BAILII: [1993] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1993 SLT 963; 1993 SCCR 559
  59. Her Majesty's Advocate v Hill (BAILII: [1941] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1941 JC 59
  60. Her Majesty's Advocate v Hugh Mitchell (1856) 2 Irv 488
  61. Her Majesty's Advocate v Kerr (1871) 2 Couper 334
  62. Her Majesty's Advocate v Kidd (BAILII: [1959] ScotHC HCJ_2 ) 1960 JC 61; 1960 SLT 82
  63. Her Majesty's Advocate v Lappen & Ors 1956 SLT 109
  64. Her Majesty's Advocate v McLean (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC HCJ_258 ) 2000 SCCR 112; [2000] UKHRR 73; [1999] HCJ 258; 2000 JC 140; 1999 GWD 36-1738
  65. Her Majesty's Advocate v McPhee (BAILII: [1934] ScotHC HCJ_3 ) 1935 JC 46; 1935 SLT 179
  66. Her Majesty's Advocate v Millbank (BAILII: [2002] ScotHC 72 ) 2002 SLT 1116, 2002 SCCR 771, 2002 GWD 22-72
  67. Her Majesty's Advocate v P.H. (BAILII: [2002] ScotHC 124 ) 2002 GWD 29-996, 2002 SLT 1380, 2000 JC 155
  68. Her Majesty's Advocate v Ritchie (BAILII: [1925] ScotHC HCJ_2 ) 1926 JC 45; 1926 SLT 308
  69. Her Majesty's Advocate v Savage (BAILII: [1923] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1923 JC 49; 1923 SLT 659
  70. Her Majesty's Advocate v Shearer (BAILII: [2003] ScotHC HCJAC_67 ) 2003 GWD 30-844, 2003 SLT 1354, 2003 SCCR 657
  71. Her Majesty's Advocate v Welsh & McLachlan (1897) 5 SLT 137
  72. Her Majesty's Advocate v Wilson 1984 SLT 117; 1983 SCCR 420
  73. HM Advocate v Hartley 1989 SLT 135
  74. HM Advocate v Hawton and Parker (1861) 4 Irvine 58
  75. HM Advocate v Ritchie (BAILII: [1925] ScotHC HCJ_2 ) 1926 JC 45
  76. Hogg v Macpherson (BAILII: [1927] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1928 JC 15
  77. Hunter v Frame (BAILII: [2004] ScotHC HCJ_70 ) 2004 JC 81; 2004 GWD 11-254; [2004] HCJ 70; 2004 SCCR 214; 2004 SLT 697
  78. In Petition To The Nobile Officium By Alan Scott Mcneilage v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 92 ) 1999 GWD 18-821, 1999 SCCR 471
  79. James S Anderson v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC 60 ) 2001 SLT 1265, 2001 SCCR 738, 2001 GWD 27-1090
  80. Jamieson v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1994] ScotHC HCJ_2 ) 1994 JC 88; 1994 SCCR 181; 1994 SLT 537
  81. Janet Ramage (1825) Hume i 28
  82. Jessop v Stevenson (Stewart) (BAILII: [1987] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1987 SCCR 655; 1988 JC 17; 1988 SLT 223
  83. John (Helen) v Donnelly (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC HCJ_257 ) 1999 SCCR 802; 2000 SLT 11; [1999] HCJ 257; 1999 JC 336; 1999 GWD 31-1463
  84. Jones & Ors; Tallents v.Gallacher v Procurator Fiscal, Helensburgh (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC HCJAC_122 ) 2004 SCCR 361, 2004 GWD 15-325, 2004 JC 136, 2004 SLT 609
  85. Kabasele George Kabalu v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 58 ) 1999 GWD 15-697, 1999 SCCR 348
  86. Keane v Gallagher (BAILII: [1980] ScotHC HCJAC_4 ) 1980 JC 77; 1980 SLT 144
  87. Kelly (John Joseph) v MacKinnon (BAILII: [1982] ScotHC HCJAC_2 ) 1983 SLT 9; 1982 JC 94; 1982 SCCR 205
  88. Kenneth Leslie Stewart Kinnaird v Procurator Fiscal, Glasgow (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC 18 ) 2001 SCCR 427, 2001 GWD 16-592
  89. Khaliq v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1983] ScotHC HCJ_2 ) 1984 SLT 137
  90. Kim Louise Scarsbrook Or Galbraith v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC 45 ) 2002 JC 1, 2001 SCCR 551, 2001 SLT 953, 2001 GWD 25-924
  91. Kirkwood v HMA (BAILII: [1939] ScotHC HCJAC_1 ) 1939 SLT 209; 1939 JC 36
  92. Kivlin v Milne 1979 SLT (Notes) 2
  93. Latta v Herron (1967) SCCR Supp. 18
  94. Lawrie v Muir (BAILII: [1949] ScotHC HCJAC_2 ) 1950 JC 19; 1950 SLT 37
  95. Leadbetter v Hutcheson (BAILII: [1934] ScotHC HCJ_2 ) 1934 SLT 319; 1934 JC 70
  96. Lord Advocate's Reference (No 1 of 1994) 1995 SCCR 177; (BAILII: [1994] ScotHC HCJAC_3 ) 1995 SLT 248
  97. Lord Advocate's Reference (No 1 of 2000) (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC 15 ) 2001 SCCR 296, 2001 SC(JC) 143
  98. Lord Advocate's Reference (No 2 of 1992) (BAILII: [1992] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1993 SLT 460; 1992 SCCR 960; 1993 JC 43
  99. Lord Advocate's Reference (No 2 of 1992) 1993 JC 43
  100. Lord Advocate's Reference (No. 1 of 2001) (BAILII: [2002] ScotHC 35 ) 2002 SLT 466, 2002 GWD 12-360, 2002 SCCR 435
  101. MacPhail v Clark 1983 SLT (Sh Ct) 375
  102. Mallin v Procurator Fiscal (BAILII: [2002] ScotHC 101 ) 2002 SCCR 901, 2002 GWD 26-885, 2002 SLT 1202
  103. Manuel v HMA (BAILII: [1958] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1958 SLT (Notes) 44; 1959 SLT 23; 1958 JC 41
  104. Mather v Her Majesty's Advocate 1914 SC (J) 184
  105. Mather v HMA (BAILII: [1914] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1914 2 SLT 212; 1914 SC (J) 184
  106. Mathieson v Her Majesty's Advocate 1981 SCCR 196
  107. Maxwell & Ors v HM Advocate (BAILII: [1980] ScotHC HCJAC_3 ) 1980 JC 40
  108. McCluskey v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1959] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1959 JC 39; 1959 SLT 215
  109. McCue v Currie (BAILII: [2004] ScotHC 14 ) 2004 JC 73; 2004 SLT 858; 2004 SCCR 200; 2004 GWD 7-131
  110. McDowell v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1998] ScotHC HCJ_30 ) 1998 SCCR 343
  111. McKay v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1990] ScotHC HCJAC_1 ) 1991 SCCR 364
  112. McKearney v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2004] ScotHC HCJAC_69 ) 2004 JC 87, 2004 SCCR 251, 2004 SLT 739, 2004 GWD 15-332
  113. McKinnon & Ors v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2003] ScotHC 7 ) 2003 GWD 7-163, 2003 JC 29, 2003 SCCR 224, 2003 SLT 281
  114. McMillan v Procurator Fiscal (BAILII: [2002] ScotHC 335 ) 2003 GWD 1-14, 2003 SLT 573, 2003 SCCR 125
  115. Milne v Tudhope (BAILII: [1980] ScotHC HCJ_2 ) 1981 SLT (Notes) 42; 1981 JC 53
  116. Moorov v HM Advocate (BAILII: [1930] ScotHC HCJAC_1 ) 1930 SLT 596; 1930 JC 68
  117. Moss v Howdle (BAILII: [1997] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1997 SCCR 215
  118. Moynagh v Procurator Fiscal (BAILII: [2003] ScotHC 55 ) 2003 SCCR 765, 2003 GWD 36-1001, 2003 SLT 1377
  119. Muldoon v Herron (BAILII: [1970] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1970 JC 30; 1970 SLT 228
  120. Murphy v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2002] ScotHC HCJAC_339 ) 2002 SCCR 1029, 2002 GWD 38-1254
  121. Neil Grant Dawson v Procurator Fiscal, Elgin (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 175 ) 1999 SCCR 698, 1999 SLT 1328, 1999 JC 315, 1999 GWD 28-1353
  122. Nicholas John Paxton v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 208 ) 1999 SCCR 895, 2000 JC 56, 2000 SLT 771, 1999 GWD 31-1459
  123. O'Brien v Strathern (BAILII: [1922] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1922 SLT 440; 1922 JC 55
  124. Owens v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1946] ScotHC HCJAC_1 ) 1946 JC 119; 1946 SLT 227
  125. Palazzo v Copeland (BAILII: [1976] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1976 JC 52
  126. Paton (Alexander Gorrie) v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1935] ScotHC HCJAC_1 ) 1936 JC 19
  127. Peace v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2003] ScotHC 4 ) 2003 SLT 419, 2003 SCCR 166, 2003 GWD 6-142
  128. Peden v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2003] ScotHC HCJAC_68 ) 2003 GWD 28-783, 2003 SCCR 605, 2003 SLT 1047
  129. Procurator Fiscal v Dominick (BAILII: [2003] ScotHC 43 ) 2003 SLT 975, 2003 GWD 26-734, 2003 SCCR 525, 2005 1 JC 65
  130. Procurator Fiscal, Hamilton v William Waugh (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 157 ) 1999 SCCR 610, 1999 SLT 1181, 1999 JC 292
  131. Quinn v Cunningham (BAILII: [1955] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1956 JC 22; 1956 SLT 55
  132. Quinn v Lees 1994 SCCR 159
  133. Raffaelli v Heatly (BAILII: [1949] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1949 JC 101; 1949 SLT 284
  134. Reference by the CrCRC on the application of McCormack v HMA (BAILII: [2002] ScotHC HCJ_347 ) [2002] HCJ 347; 2002 SCCR 765; 2003 JC 1; 2002 GWD 20-645
  135. Ritchie v Petrie (BAILII: [1971] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1972 SLT 2; [1972] Crim LR 251; 1972 JC 7
  136. Roberts v Hamilton 1989 JC91; (BAILII: [1989] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1989 SLT 399
  137. Ross v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1991] ScotHC HCJAC_2 ) 1991 JC 210
  138. Ryan Mcdonald v Procurator Fiscal, Dundee (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC 111 ) 2001 GWD 40-1515, 2002 SCCR 92
  139. Samuel Tumbleson (1863) 4 Irv 426
  140. Sayers & Ors v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1981] ScotHC HCJAC_1 ) 1981 SCCR 312
  141. Shewan v Her Majesty's Advocate 1989 SCCR 364
  142. Simon Fraser (1878) 4 Couper 70
  143. Skinner v Robertson 1980 SLT (Sh Ct) 43
  144. Smart v HM Advocate (BAILII: [1975] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1975 JC 30
  145. Smart v. H.M. Advocate (BAILII: [1975] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1975 SLT 65; 1975 JC 30
  146. Smith v Donnelly (Procurator Fiscal, Dumbarton) (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC 121 )2001 SCCR 800; 2001 SLT 1007
  147. Starrs v Ruxton (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC HCJ_259 ) [2000] UKHRR 78; [1999] HCJ 259; 2000 SLT 42; 2000 JC 208; [2000] HRLR 191; 8 BHRC 1; 1999 GWD 37-1793; 1999 SCCR 1052
  148. Stopper, Her Majesty's Advocate v (BAILII: [2002] ScotHC 62 ) 2002 SCCR 668, 2002 SLT 885, 2002 GWD 16-528
  149. Strathern v Padden (John) (BAILII: [1925] ScotHC HCJ_3 ) 1926 JC 9; 1925 SLT 650
  150. Strathern v Seaforth (Albert) (BAILII: [1926] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1926 SLT 445; 1926 JC 100
  151. Sugden v HMA (BAILII: [1934] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1934 SLT 465; 1934 JC 103
  152. Sutherland (James William) v HMA (BAILII: [1993] ScotHC HCJ_3 ) 1994 SCCR 80; 1994 SLT 634; 1994 JC 62
  153. Sweeney v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [2002] ScotHC 342 ) 2002 SCCR 131, 2002 GWD 3-97
  154. Sweeney v X (BAILII: [1982] ScotHC HCJAC_1 ) 1982 SCCR 509; 1982 JC 70
  155. Thomas John Mcbrearty v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1998] ScotHC 23 ) 1999 SCCR 122, 1999 SLT 1333, 1999 GWD 5-244
  156. Thomson (Oliver) v Her Majesty's Advocate (BAILII: [1983] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1983 SLT 682 ; 1983 JC 69
  157. Thomson v Her Majesty's Advocate 1986 SLT 281
  158. Thomson v McPhail 1989 SCCR 266
  159. Transco Plc v Her Majesty's Advocate (No. 1) (BAILII: [2003] ScotHC HCJAC 67 )2004 SLT 41; 2004 SCCR 1; 2004 JC 29
  160. Tudhope v McCarthy (BAILII: [1985] ScotHC HCJAC_1 ) 1985 SLT 392; 1985 SCCR 77; 1985 JC 48
  161. Ward v Robertson (BAILII: [1937] ScotHC HCJ_1 ) 1938 JC 32
  162. Webster v Dominick (BAILII: [2003] ScotHC HCJ_67 ) 2003 SLT 975; 2003 GWD 26-734; 2005 1 JC 65; [2003] HCJ 67; 2003 SCCR 525
  163. Weir (Charles) v Jessop (No.2) (BAILII: [1991] ScotHC HCJAC_1 ) 1992 SLT 533; 1991 JC 146; 1991 SCCR 636
  164. William Boyle v Procurator Fiscal, Stirling (BAILII: [1999] ScotHC 41 ) 1999 SCCR 278, 1999 GWD 13-593
  165. William Fraser (1847) Ark 280
  166. Windsor (Stephen John), Petitioner (BAILII: [1993] ScotHC HCJ_2 ) 1994 JC 41; 1994 SCCR 59; 1994 SLT 604
  167. Zelter & Ors, Lord Advocate's Reference No. 1 of 2000 (BAILII: [2001] ScotHC 15 )

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