Malicious prosecution



Lord Advocate’s admission of malicious prosecution came too late

The Lord Advocate's admission that a former Rangers chief executive was the victim of a malicious prosecution should have been made earlier, a judge has said.

Published 25 November 2021

Charles Green expects criminal charges to be brought against Lord Advocate over malicious prosecution

Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green said he expects to see criminal charges brought against the Lord Advocate, prosecutors and police over the malicious prosecution scandal.

Published 17 August 2021

Malicious prosecution victim Charles Green awarded £6.3m

Malicious prosecution victim Charles Green has been awarded £6.3 million in compensation after he was wrongfully prosecuted by the Crown Office.

Published 11 August 2021

Douglas J. Cusine: Scotland’s malicious prosecution scandal – the silence is deafening

We have a new justice secretary who, at least in one respect, bears a similarity to his predecessor: he has not made any public statement about the ill-fated prosecution of Whitehouse and Clark, the Rangers’ administrators.

Published 21 July 2021

Calls for Lord Advocate to recuse herself from malicious prosecution investigation

It has been suggested that the Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain QC, should recuse herself from any investigation into the malicious prosecution of Rangers FC's administrators due to her involvement in the saga.

Published 21 June 2021

Crown Office accused of second malicious prosecution

The Crown Office has once again been accused of carrying out a malicious prosecution.

Published 25 May 2021

Malicious Prosecution Scandal: Duff & Phelps sues Lord Advocate for £25m

The firm that dealt with the administration of Rangers when it collapsed is suing the Lord Advocate for £25 million over the case that alleged the club was sold fraudulently, The Herald reports.

Published 14 May 2021

Malicious Prosecution Scandal: In ‘interests of justice’ to disclose evidence to aid criminal case against Crown Office

A judge in the Outer House has opened the way for a criminal prosecution against the Crown Office and police over a malicious Rangers fraud probe, saying it is in the interests of justice that evidence in the case is disclosed.

Published 6 April 2021

Douglas J. Cusine: Justice Secretary’s response to malicious prosecution case now overdue

Douglas J. Cusine challenges Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf to break his silence on Scotland's malicious prosecution scandal.

Published 22 March 2021

Douglas J. Cusine: Why is the Justice Secretary so quiet about the malicious prosecution scandal?

Douglas J. Cusine asks why Scotland's Justice Secretary, Humza Yousaf, has been so quiet about the malicious prosecution scandal.

Published 23 February 2021

Lord Mulholland responds to Holyrood comments on malicious prosecution scandal

In a rare development, Lord Mulholland has issued a statement through his solicitors in response to comments made at Holyrood over the malicious prosecution scandal.

Published 12 February 2021

Police Scotland admits to compensating malicious prosecution victims

The two victims of the Crown Office's malicious prosecution received up to £150,000 in compensation from Police Scotland, it has emerged.

Published 12 February 2021

Lord Advocate makes every effort to prevent exclusion of Scottish judges from malicious prosecution inquiry

An independent inquiry into the malicious prosecution of two Rangers administrators will be undertaken, though not necessarily by a judge from outside of Scotland.

Published 11 February 2021

Editorial: Counting the cost of Scotland’s malicious prosecution scandal

Prior to his apology to the Scottish Parliament yesterday the Lord Advocate gave welcome confirmation that the Duff and Phelps administrators' Clark and Whitehouse have indeed been paid £21 million in compensation and awarded £3m towards their legal costs as was widely rumoured and reported.

Published 10 February 2021