Malicious prosecution

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 and 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

Calls for public inquiry into malicious prosecutions as Lord Advocate denies criminal misconduct at Crown Office

Calls have been made for an inquiry into the malicious prosecution of two men involved in the sale of Rangers after the Lord Advocate publicly apologised to them and said there had been no criminal misconduct at the Crown Office.

Published 10 February 2021

Malicious Prosecution Scandal: Calls for judges to allow any future investigation to use key civil documents

Malicious prosecution victim David Whitehouse has called on judges to let any future investigation of the Crown Office use key documents.

Published 5 February 2021

Ex-sheriff says ‘Rangers case’ has eroded respect for Scottish lawyers

Former sheriff Douglas J. Cusine asks where the responsibility lies in Scotland's malicious prosecution scandal, the greatest crisis in the history of the Crown Office.

Published 2 February 2021