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Five minute survey to help us improve our service

06 Apr 2015

From 6 to 17 April we are running a customer survey to help us improve our service to you.


COPFS Customer Survey

We want to hear about your experience of dealing with us.  This survey will give you the opportunity to comment on our service.  We will use your feedback to inform changes and improvements so that we can deliver a better service.

It will only take a few minutes to complete. Thank you for your time.


Crossing boundaries in reform of criminal law

05 Mar 2015

COPFS is to host the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law conference in Edinburgh from 21-25 June 2015.

The Solicitor General, Lesley Thomson QC, will chair the Society‚Äôs 28th international conference, bringing together those from criminal justice organisations and academics from around the world.


Crown rules that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the Glasgow bin lorry incident

25 Feb 2015

Crown Counsel have decided that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the causes of this tragedy to ensure that there can be a full public hearing of the facts of the case.

Following the road traffic incident involving a bin lorry in Glasgow City Centre on December 22nd 2014 a Police Scotland inquiry, under the direction of the Crown Office, began immediately into the cause of the crash in which six people died and ten were injured.

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