Although he lost that round of his battle, he was advised by Lord Carloway, in a judgement at the High Court of Justiciary
, to pursue the matter through civil proceedings.
Galbraith's murder conviction was overturned by five appeal court judges last June at the High Court of Justiciary
It provides: "In the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law." The Crown obtained review but a majority of the High Court of Justiciary
refused the appeal in April 2001.
A spokesman for the High Court of Justiciary
in Edinburgh said a date had been fixed for a preliminary hearing in October at Camp Zeist in Holland.
Ian Hamilton, Q.C., wig, gown and fall apart, bears scant resemblance to the Scottish Silk, dour or douce, who normally habituates the ringing stone passages and panelled justice halls of Edinburgh's High Court of Justiciary
. Having made his autobiographical debut a quinquennium ago with A Touch of Treason, which I reviewed in these pages in April 1992, wherein was presented the authorised version of his larceny: (Was it that dishonestly appropriated, perhaps: but, intention `permanently' to deprive?
Now Donaldson - who has been linked to serious organised crime for 30 years - has lodged an appeal at the High Court of Justiciary
in Edinburgh, claiming his sentence is too severe.
A High Court of Justiciary
spokeswoman said yesterday that the deadline had passed for paperwork to be lodged to continue the legal process to have the case looked at by the Court of Criminal Appeal.
The High Court of Justiciary
in Edinburgh said it had set a preliminary hearing for October 15 at Kamp Zeist in Holland.
It also generated the records at the core of her study: cases heard by the High Court of Justiciary
. So, where do the ballads fit in?
No date has yet been set for the trial, which will be before the High Court of Justiciary
, sitting at Kamp Van Zeist.