Statement by the Lord Advocate to Parliament: Clark & Whitehouse
I am grateful for the opportunity to make a statement following the disposal, last week, of the actions brought against me by David Whitehouse and Paul Clark.
Lockerbie Appeal: Statement from the Lord Advocate
The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has issued this statement following the court's decision in respect of the recent appeal against conviction by Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi.
Lockerbie: Statement from Lord Advocate
The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has issued this statement following the unsealing of charges in relation to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie.
Publication of Securing Justice: Our Strategic Plan 2020-23 and Business Plan for 2020-21
Today the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has published Securing Justice: Strategic Plan for 2020-23, along with the COPFS business plan for 2020-21.
COPFS revises Sensitive Personal Records Policy
THE Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has revised its internal policy on the recovery of sensitive personal records of rape victims for use as evidence.
Revised guidance on reporting of deaths during coronavirus outbreak
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.
Update from the Lord Advocate on death investigations and coronavirus
As Lord Advocate I remain constitutionally responsible for the investigation of sudden, unexpected and unexplained deaths in Scotland throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Statement from the Lord Advocate on oversight of temporary police powers
The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has welcomed the formation of an independent group to provide additional oversight of use of temporary police powers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Threat to police and front-line workers will not be tolerated
Lord Advocate reiterates the Crown's commitment to deal robustly with any reported person who deliberately coughs or spits at police officers or front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for prosecutors
The Lord Advocate has confirmed that domestic abuse cases will continue to be prosecuted vigorously and fairly during the coronavirus pandemic.