The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain QC has recused herself from further involvement in the Rangers litigation. A number of individuals have been prosecuted, some maliciously, in respect of the acquisition and administration of Rangers Football Club.
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have pressed the First Minister over the proposed splitting of the Lord Advocate's role. Justice spokesperson Liam McArthur also mentioned removing the administration of fatal accident inquiries from the Crown Office in order to end the series of “scandalous&rdqu
The SNP has promised to consult on splitting the dual role of the Lord Advocate if returned to power after next month's election. In its manifesto, the party pledges to "consult on whether the dual functions of [the Lord Advocate], as head of the independent prosecution service and principal legal a
The Lord Advocate suggested using terrorism legislation to deal with the pandemic, the Scottish government has inadvertently revealed due to improperly redacting his comments in material released following a freedom of information request. James Wolffe QC told ministers that the Civil Contingencies
The administrators of Rangers FC who were maliciously prosecuted have been paid more than £20 million, The National reports. The newspaper claims that £21m in total has been paid to the two men and a further £3m has been given to them for legal expenses.
An astonishing admission was made by Scotand's Lord Advocate in the Court of Session at the end of August. He conceded that his predecessor's 2012 prosecution of the two men called in as administrators of Rangers Football Club was malicious. This is a shameful milestone in the legal history of this
Former Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has called for the office of Lord Advocate to be divided. The Lord Advocate, whose role in other jurisdictions is split, for example, between an attorney general and director of public prosecutions, is both chief prosecutor and chief lawyer to the Scottish go
A lawyer who says she suffered “psychiatric injury” while working at the Crown Office is to have her £1.3 million damages claim against the Lord Advocate heard at the Court of Session. Laura Malone, 53, argues that the Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, is vicariously liable for negli