Lord Justice General


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Lord Justice General

Scotland's senior judge. Apart from heading the Criminal Appeal Court, he also has heavy administrative responsibilities. He holds the office of Lord President of the civil Court of Session at the same time.
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The Lord Justice General will address the court and later unveil a commemorative plaque.
Lord Justice General Lord Hamilton said: "While the disease is incurable, he is not at present suffering material pain or disability.
Scotland's top judge, the Lord Justice General Lord Hamilton, ruled the appeal against conviction must be refused.
Lord Cullen, the Scottish Lord Justice General, said: "We have reached the conclusion that none of the grounds of appeal is well founded.
And Lord Justice General, Lord Gill, said they should not adjourn cases for work that should have been done before the trial started.
In the written judgement, the Lord Justice General Lord Hamilton said this evidence should have been brought to court much quicker.
But the Lord Justice General, sitting with Lords Osborne and Kingarth, condemned the police's questioning of the killer in August 2003 as "hostile and outrageous".
And yesterday Scotland's top judge, the Lord Justice General Lord Cullen, sitting with Lord Macfadyen and Lady Cosgrove, ruled that the conviction 'constituted a miscarriage of justice' because the small risk of DNA cross-contamination occurring during the testing was never put to the jury at the original trial.
In his judgment, the Lord Justice General Lord Gill said: "The figure is unduly lenient.
Lord Hamilton, the Lord Justice General, who heard the appeal with Lords Osborne and Mackay, agreed.
The Lord Justice General, Lord Hamilton, set the hearing for the second week of January.
Lord Cullen, the Scottish Lord Justice General, said: 'We have reached the conclusion that none of the grounds of appeal is well founded.