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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Now, that you may reach the Lord Advocate well recommended, I give you here a letter to a namesake of your own, the learned Mr.
LORD NOBLEKIRK, } THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mintlaw), } DONALD DREW, Esquire (Advocate-Depute).} Counsel for the Crown.
Bereaved family members are seeking Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland's go-ahead for a private prosecution.
THE Lord Advocate is set to be accused of breaching human rights laws by not prosecuting seven men in Scotland's largest abuse case.
The former Lord Advocate, Lord Hardie, provoked a storm of protest earlier this year when he decided to promote himself to the bench.
Sheku Bayoh and Colette Bell He intends to discuss the issue with Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC after meeting with senior police officers on Friday.
But the Committee has heard evidence from witnesses to suggest a letter of comfort from the Lord Advocate would be sufficient to allow these facilities to open - - although the Lord Advocate himself has taken a very cautious approach.
FAIs can be held in circumstances where they are compulsory, such as a death at work, or where Scotland's most senior law officer, the Lord Advocate, decides that one is required.
Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC suggested a smacking ban could see an increase of reporting of attacks on children as a result of publicity when it is first introduced.
The Lord Advocate has been warned further delays in investigating Katie Allan's prison death would be "difficult, if not impossible" for her family to endure.
The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe, will give the latest Crichton Conversations lecture on prosecuting crime in the Easterbrook Hall on Tuesday, March 19.