1. 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.

    01 Apr 2020 Statements
  2. Lord Advocate addresses victims' groups

    The Lord Advocate renewed his commitment to put victims’ voices at the heart of the criminal justice system as he addressed an event marking European Day for Victims of Crime.

    21 Feb 2020 Statements
  3. Lord Advocate welcomes Drug Death Taskforce

    Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC has welcomed the formation of a Drug Death Taskforce to help tackle problem drug use as a public health priority.

    05 Jul 2019 Statements
  4. Renewed pledge on Lockerbie investigation

    The Solicitor General has pledged to work in close co-operation with US authorities if new evidence on the Lockerbie bombing becomes available.

    21 Dec 2018 Statements
  5. COPFS opening statement to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

    COPFS are core participants in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

    29 Nov 2017 Statements
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Investigations by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner Under the Direction of the Crown

    COPFS is the sole prosecuting authority in Scotland and, on behalf of the Lord Advocate, decides in every case whether there is sufficient evidence to prosecute.

    11 Jun 2015 Statements