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Lord Advocate and Solicitor General to remain as Law Officers

21 Nov 2014

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has asked the Law Officers to remain as Ministers in the Scottish Government following today’s Cabinet reshuffle.

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC and the Solicitor General, Lesley Thomson QC, are both delighted to continue in their roles.

The Lord Advocate is the ministerial head of COPFS, leading the system of criminal prosecutions and investigation of deaths, and as a Minister of the Scottish Government, acts as its principal legal adviser. The Solicitor General is his deputy and assists him in carrying out his functions.


Global investigation into money laundering

10 Nov 2014

An investigation into international money laundering by the COPFS Economic Crime Unit that spanned eight years and six countries, and which led to the conviction and imprisonment of a Denny woman, has today culminated in a confiscation order for £470,000.


Human Trafficking Summit communiqué

17 Oct 2014

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, hosted a Human Trafficking Summit at the Scottish Parliament today.

This was the first meeting to be attended by all of the heads of the prosecution services for the UK and Ireland. Attending with the Lord Advocate were the Directors of Public Prosecutions for England & Wales, Northern Ireland. The Director of Public Prosecutions for Ireland attended the summit as an observer and participated in the discussion. Also present was the Advocate General for Scotland, the Right Honourable Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC representing the UK Government.

Human Trafficking Summit communique

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