Diversion from prosecution review welcomed
The Lord Advocate has welcomed a review of diversion from prosecution in Scotland which has concluded the practice is working well and developing in a positive direction.
Cameron House Hotel Fatal Accident Inquiry Determination
The Crown Office welcomes the publication of the Sheriff’s determination following the FAI into the tragic deaths of Richard Dyson and Simon Midgley in a fire at Cameron House Hotel in December 2017.
Lord Advocate speaks at 34th Lockerbie memorial service
The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC delivered remarks at a memorial service in the United States marking the 34th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie
Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC Offers Message of Support to Victims of Domestic Abuse
Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC today reached out to victims of domestic abuse with a personal message of support and renewed her commitment to tackling the crime effectively.
Lockerbie bombing: Statement from the Lord Advocate
The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC has issued a statement following developments in the investigations into the bombing of flight Pan Am 103 and the murder of 270 people on December 21, 1988.
Sexual Offences Review webpage and Terms of Reference launched
The Sexual Offences Review has published its webpage and Terms of Reference to give information about its work on reviewing how COPFS deals with reports of sexual offences.
The Lord Advocate's opening keynote address at Law Society of Scotland Conference 2022
'Upholding the rule of law: Achieving fairness in the justice system'
Lord Advocate: Protection of sex crime victims is priority
The Lord Advocate has welcomed a report into how prosecutors apply provisions which regulate the use of evidence relating to the sexual history or character of complainers in sexual offence trials.
Outgoing Crown Agent leaves with thanks
The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC has thanked David Harvie for his service as Crown Agent of COPFS as he steps down from the role. John Logue has been appointed Interim Crown Agent.
Attending court during the period of mourning and on Monday 19 September
Information for those due to attend court in the period of mourning or day of the Queen's funeral