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News from COPFS

Recruitment Open Days in Aberdeen and Inverness

We will soon be recruiting for Procurator Fiscal Depute roles in Aberdeen and Inverness. Join us at the open days to find out more about the roles and ask questions about the Service and the work we do. 

St Ambrose High Crowned School Public Speaking Competition Champions

St Ambrose High School were last month hailed as winners of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service national schools public speaking competition.

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.

Equality Outcomes Progress Report published

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has published its latest report detailing progress made in mainstreaming equality across its service.

The report details progress against six equality outcomes which were published in April 2017. These outcomes were determined based on the roles and responsibilities of Scotland’s prosecution service and informed through consultation with equality groups.

COPFS email addresses have changed

COPFS email addresses have changed from 8 March 2019.

Briefing Note on Appeals against Sentence

In any criminal case, sentencing is entirely a matter for the sheriff or judge who has heard the case. It is for them, acting independently of any other person, to determine what sentence from among those legally available should be imposed and to explain the reasons for selecting a particular sentence.

Greenock Procurator Fiscal's Office relocated

The Greenock Procurator Fiscal's office will relocate from 14 January 2019.

Briefing note on investigation of deaths and FAI

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is committed to the prompt investigation of deaths, but accepts that in some cases the time taken to complete a thorough investigation has been too long.

Crown applies to retry Sean Flynn under Double Jeopardy legislation

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC has applied to the High Court for authority under the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011 to set aside the acquittal of Sean Flynn and prosecute him again for the murder of Louise Tiffney in 2002.

Inspectorate report on the prosecution of young people

The Lord Advocate has welcomed the Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland thematic report on the prosecution of young people.