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Publication of Securing Justice: Our Strategic Plan 2020-23 and business plan for 2020-21

Aug 2020
Today the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has published Securing Justice: Strategic Plan for 2020-23, along with the COPFS business plan for 2020-21. Read more ...

Aberdeen local lockdown – information for witnesses

Aug 2020

On 5 August a local lockdown was announced for the City of Aberdeen. Following the announcement, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service confirmed that courts in Aberdeen will continue to operate as far as possible.

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

Aug 2020

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.  

Following government advice to continue to limit social contact as we move through the phases of the Scottish Government’s route map for moving out of lockdown, we have issued the following guidelines.

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