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Standards of Service for Victims and Witnesses - Annual Report

Jul 2020

The Lord Advocate is required, along with the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service, the Scottish Prison Service and the Parole Board for Scotland, to publish Standards of Service for victims and witnesses each year and to publish an annual report in relation to the fulfilment of those standards.

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Relocation of Inverness Procurator Fiscal’s Office

Jul 2020

The Inverness Procurator Fiscal's office officially relocated to the Inverness Justice Centre on 6 July 2020.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for those due to attend court

Jun 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to have a significant impact on the Scottish criminal justice system.  COPFS is working closely with justice partners and with Scottish Government on measures which will support the fair and effective administration of justice whilst respecting the public health guidance which has been issued.  

Following government advice to continue to limit social contact as we move through the phases of the Scottish Government’s route map for moving out of lockdown, we have issued the following guidelines.

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