Lord Advocate’s rules: Review of a decision not to prosecute

Lord Advocate's rule regarding victims' right to review certain decisions made by prosecutors


This document is for victims of a crime that has been reported to COPFS.

This document explains the rights of a victim to request a review of a decision not to take action in the first place or to stop or discontinue a case after it has started in court.

It covers what the victims' right to review is, how to apply for a review, what happens in a review and what happens after a review.