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Case against Scotland's third verdict not proven, say QCs

There is no basis for the belief that abolishing the ‘not proven’ verdict in Scots law will lead to more people being found guilty of rape and could in fact result in "rogue convictions", leading criminal lawyers have told Scottish Legal News.

Published 5 June 2019

Gordon Jackson QC backs abolition of 'not proven'

The Dean of the Faculty of Advocates has called for the 'not proven' verdict to be abolished and for Scotland's jury system to be reformed.

Published 29 May 2019