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  1. Solicitor General launches specialist training for new Act

    Scotland’s prosecutors have begun training in preparation for new domestic abuse legislation which is due to come into force in 2019

    26 Nov 2018 COPFS corporate
  2. Scotland’s prosecution service to recruit 140 additional staff

    The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) have been given additional in-year budget of £3.6million to fund the recruitment up to 140 permanent staff.

    27 Aug 2018 COPFS corporate
  3. Improving the criminal justice experience for sexual crime victims

    A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service and Rape Crisis Scotland to help improve the criminal justice system for sexual crime victims.

    20 Dec 2017 COPFS corporate
  4. COPFS opening statement to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

    COPFS are core participants in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

    29 Nov 2017 Statements
  5. Stronger powers to seize criminal gains

    New powers to seize criminal gains are increasingly disruptive to serious organised crime, the Lord Advocate has said.

    02 Oct 2017 Statements
  6. Protecting children from sexual offending

    Too many of Scotland’s children and young people are subjected to, or engage in, sexual behaviours that require a criminal justice response. 

    07 Sep 2017 Statements
  7. Victims and children at heart of domestic abuse protocol

    The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams today (Friday March 24th) launched a new Joint Protocol on Domestic Abuse.

    24 Mar 2017 COPFS corporate
  8. Update: Investigation into RBS

    An update on the investigation into RBS

    17 May 2016 Cases
  9. Crown welcomes Sheriff’s call for review

    The Crown welcomes Sheriff Beckett’s determination following the fatal accident inquiry into the tragic deaths of the six people who died when a bin lorry crashed in Glasgow city centre last year.

    07 Dec 2015 Statements
  10. The Glasgow bin lorry crash - The decision not to prosecute the driver

    Crown Counsel decided that the driver of the Glasgow City Council bin lorry which collided with and killed six people in Queen Street and George Square, Glasgow, should not be prosecuted.

    28 Aug 2015 Cases