Not all cases which come before the Sheriff Courts will be reported on this site. Only where there is a significant point of law or particular public interest will the details be published. The earliest such case is dated September 1998.
Sentencing statements, summaries of court opinions and the findings of fatal accident enquiries are published on http://www.scotland-judiciary.org.uk/2/0/Judgments-And-Sentences or you can use this page to search for published opinions.
These pages will be updated at approximately 2.00 pm on any day on which new judgments are to be published.There are three ways in which you can search the on-line documents.
The keyword search will search the full text of all the opinions that have been published on the Internet for the keywords that you enter. Please Note* the Keyword Search will search ALL cases on the Website including those from the Sheriff Courts as well as those for the Court of Session and the High Court.
For the structured search we have categorised the judgments by type, date, name of judge or judges, pursuer/appellant, defender/respondent and type of action, and you can search for opinions within these categories. You can view a list of the types of action that are available. For a full list of all Fatal Accident Inquiries, use this search and select Fatal Accident Inquiry for the “Type of Judgement” box.
The final search lists the 50 most recent opinions posted to the web site. Note that the 'most recent' selection is based on the Date Uploaded as opposed to the Date of Opinion.