COPFS



Former procurator fiscal brings unfair dismissal claim against COPFS

A former procurator fiscal has brought an unfair dismissal claim against the Crown Office.

Published 6 January 2020

Crown Office cash boost to clear post-mortem backlog

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has received an additional £300,000 investment to help clear overdue post-mortem reports.

Published 23 December 2019

Woman arrested for alleged theft from procurator fiscal's office

A woman has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged theft from the procurator fiscal's office in Aberdeen.

Published 29 October 2019

Prosecutor accused of sending 'racially aggravated' messages to go on trial this month

The trial of a prosecutor accused of sending “racially aggravated” and “offensive” messages has been set for this month.

Published 2 October 2019

Sheriff questions why Crown sought prosecution of doctor who hit boy

A sheriff has questioned why the Crown brought charges against a doctor who used force against a boy who was misbehaving, The Scotsman reports.

Published 30 September 2019

John Dunn

One of the lawyers who worked on the Lockerbie bombing case has died at the age of 57.

Published 23 September 2019

Prosecutors face unresolved backlog of 14,000 cases

There is a backlog of more than 14,000 unresolved criminal cases in Scotland's courts, The Sunday Post reports.

Published 16 September 2019

Prosecutors forced to do paperwork by hand following computer crash

Prosecutors had to write charges out by hand after the Crown Office's iPad-based file system crashed yesterday, The Courier reports.

Published 10 September 2019

Crown Office to be investigated by child abuse inquiry over alleged failures

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is likely to be investigated over alleged failures as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse, The Sunday Times reports.

Published 7 May 2019

Sheriff at Perth throws out cases Crown failed to work on

An infuriated sheriff has thrown out three cases after getting fed up with the lack of work done by the Crown.

Published 19 February 2019

Retail company fined £450,000 for failings that led to girl’s injury

A London-based company has admitted a health and safety offence after a falling barrier struck a young girl at a shopping centre in Glasgow.

Published 31 January 2019