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  1. 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.

    22 Nov 2022 Statements
  2. 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'

    27 Oct 2022 Statements
  3. 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.

    19 Oct 2022 Statements
  4. 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.

    23 Sep 2022 Statements
  5. 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

    12 Sep 2022 Statements
  6. Court arrangements for Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 September

    Arrangements are now being made for a period of mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which will include a number of ceremonies in central Edinburgh in the coming days.

    09 Sep 2022 Statements
  7. Lord Advocate message on death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    The Lord Advocate has expressed condolences upon the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    08 Sep 2022 Statements
  8. Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    It is with great sadness that COPFS has learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    08 Sep 2022 Statements
  9. The Solicitor General on COPFS' commitment to protecting victims of human trafficking from prosecution

    The Solicitor General Human has highlighted the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service's commitment to protecting victims of human trafficking from prosecution.

    18 Aug 2022 Statements
  10. Lord Advocate highlights innovations in prosecution of domestic abuse in Scotland

    The Lord Advocate emphasised the world-leading commitment Scotland’s prosecutors’ have to ensuring victims’ voices and experiences are at the heart of the criminal justice system in a speech today.

    13 Jul 2022 Statements