Legal Updates archives for April 2016

Welfare of a child always a relevant consideration

April 12, 2016

McCormick (Adam) v HM Advocate [2016] HCJAC 50

The High Court of Justiciary (Appeal) ruled that a trial judge had imposed an excessive sentence on a child. This is a helpful case restating the principles underpinning the sentencing of children.

Victim Surcharge increased

April 8, 2016

The victim surcharge is being increased for offences committed on or after 8 April 2016. The victim surcharge is mandatory, there is no discretion, even for children.

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