1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Update: Investigation into RBS

    An update on the investigation into RBS

    17 May 2016 Cases
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Crown rules that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the Glasgow bin lorry incident

    Crown Counsel have decided that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the causes of this tragedy to ensure that there can be a full public hearing of the facts of the case.

    25 Feb 2015 Death investigations