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Splitting the roles of Lord Advocate and Solicitor General into prosecutor and minister respectively

It is a long-standing but nevertheless unsatisfactory feature of Scots law that the Lord Advocate performs two quite incompatible roles. On the one hand, the Lord Advocate is the Head of the Scots state prosecution service, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and yet he or she is…

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The Scottish Jury System in 2020

The Scottish Government’s summary of mock jury research stakeholder events together with SLN’s Year in review round-up prompted a reconsideration of a number of this year’s prominent legal issues in relation to jury trials. In particular, drivers underpinning the idea that the current jury system may not…

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S274/275: A Double-Edged Shield

Lord Glennie’s opinion in the recent ‘CH’ appeal ([2020] HCJAC 43) highlights a conflict of judicial thinking, and legal opinion in general, with respect to the Scottish rape shield. Could it be that the real issue is a fundamental lack of trust in the ability of a jury to reach…

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Jury Centres in Cinemas - The Darker Side

David Lorimer, PhD candidate at Aberdeen Law School, takes a look at the acquittal rate in last year's Scottish Mock Jury Trials and what he calls the 'Hollywood Effect'.

Last year’s report on the Scottish Mock Jury Trials provided some complex and perplexing results. There were three convictions in the 32…

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