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Advocate Depute roles open for application

Mar 2021
The Lord Advocate invites applications for appointment to the position of Advocate Depute to fill anticipated requirements in the coming months to address both the current caseload levels and the plans for recovery and reduction of trial backlogs to pre-pandemic levels. Read more ...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for those due to attend court

Mar 2021

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to have a significant impact on the Scottish criminal justice system. COPFS is working closely with justice partners and with Scottish Government on measures which will support the fair and effective administration of justice whilst respecting the public health guidance which has been issued.

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Attending court from 19 April 2021

Mar 2021

Scotland’s courts remain open during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown as the delivery of justice is identified as essential business. From 19 April there will be a cautious and incremental easing of the current restrictions in criminal courts, in line with public health advice.

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