Lord Advocate


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Lord Advocate

n
(Professions) (in Scotland) the chief law officer of the Crown who acts as public prosecutor and is in charge of the administration of criminal justice
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Lawyers have written to Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland and Justice Secretary Michael Matheson to seek assurances that their costs will be met by the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
APRIL 19 We report that John Finnie, a police officer turned MSP, wants the Lord Advocate to order a reinvestigation.
Scotland's Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC recently met the US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, in Washington to review progress made in the ongoing investigation.
After Scotland's Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC recently met the US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, in Washington to review progress in the investigation, they permission from the Libyan authorities for Scottish police and the FBI to interview the two named suspects in Tripoli.
He added: "The Lord Advocate has therefore, issued an International Letter of Request to the Libyan attorney general in Tripoli which identifies the two Libyans as suspects in the bombing of flight Pan Am 103.
Scotland's senior law officer orders an investigation into CIA planes landing at Scottish airports Scotland's senior law officer the Lord Advocate has ordered an investigation into claims that CIA planes landed at Scottish airports as part of a series of 'extraordinary rendition' flights.
THE Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has written to the country's Lord Advocate to seek assurances that the Lockerbie bombing is still being "rigorously and actively investigated".
The USA's Director of FBI Robert S Mueller and Scotland's most senior prosecutor Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland secretly visited Tripoli and met with the Prime Minister Abdulrrahim Elkeib, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday 2 May.
A spokesman for Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said: "We believe the UK Supreme Court should have no role in matters of Scots criminal law - a view supported by Scotland's leading legal figures, including the previous Lord Advocate, who set out the detailed case at the Scotland Bill Committee of the damage being done to the integrity of the Scots legal system by the UK Supreme Court.
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