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Revised guidance on reporting of deaths during coronavirus outbreak

May 2020

On May 13 2020 the Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, provided an update to the Scottish Parliament on arrangements for the reporting of deaths during the Covid-19/coronavirus outbreak. Read more ...

Derek Ogg QC

May 2020

THE Law Officers have paid tribute to former advocate depute Derek Ogg QC, who has died at the age of 65. Read more ...

Update from the Lord Advocate on death investigations and coronavirus

Apr 2020

As Lord Advocate I remain constitutionally responsible for the investigation of sudden, unexpected and unexplained deaths in Scotland throughout the coronavirus pandemic. This work is done on my behalf, with expertise and professionalism, by dedicated staff of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

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