Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Scottish Sentencing Council

For the new “Principles and purposes of sentencing - Sentencing Guideline” (effective from 26 November 2018) and other educational materials go to the Scottish Sentencing Council website using the link on the sidebar.
Or just click HERE

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Paisley Snail

Question:  who created the Paisley Snail painting that is featured in the header to the main web-site?

Answer:  it was David Michie OBE, RSA, PSSA, FRSA, RGI a Scottish artist of international standing.

David was so taken by the story of Donoghue v Stevenson 1932 SC (HL) 31 that he felt constrained to pay homage to the case in this delightful orginal piece of work.

For further details of the case - go to the Scottish Council of Law Reporting website HERE

For those who wish to try a CIVIL jury trial - the Donoghue v Stevenson MiniTrial is HERE 

The Edinburgh MiniTrials 2018

The 16th consecutive annual Edinburgh MiniTrials took place in Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Saturday 8 December 2018.  A great day.  Well done everyone.

The schools taking part were:

  • Trinity Academy
  • The Royal High School
  • Forrester High School
  • Balerno High School
  • James Gillespie's High School
  • St Augustine's RCHS
  • St Thomas of Aquins RCHS, and
  • Gracemount High School

Thanks to Phoebe Grigor for all the photographs

The Edinburgh MiniTrials 2018 starter pack is HERE

The Edinburgh Sentencing materials are HERE

Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Orkney MiniTrials 2018

Congratulations to all those involved in the first Orkney MiniTrials.
The events took place in Kirkwall Sheriff Court on Saturday 3 November 2018 using MiniTrial materials.  The schools taking part were:
  • Kirkwall Grammar School;
  • Stromness Academy; and 
  • Westray Junior High.
Standards were extremely high and everyone appears to have thoroughly enjoyed their day in court.
Thanks go out to all the teachers, local lawyers, police and court staff for making the event such a success - and for whetting the appetite for next year.
Well done everyone.

The Orkney MiniTrials 2018 starter pack is HERE

The Orkney Sentencing materials are HERE

For a link to the Kirkwall Grammar School website: Click HERE.