advocate depute


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advocate depute

in Scotland, an advocate who acts for the LORD ADVOCATE in the prosecution of crime in the High Court.
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"Pregnancy, money, financial pressures, dealing with an ex-partner did not figure," continued the advocate depute.
Lord Johnston died in 2008 but Lord Osborne, now retired, said: "You'll appreciate that an advocate depute prosecutes a great many cases and I have no recollection of this one.
Advocate depute Richard Goddard QC said: "The accused told her to let him cut her arm, saying if she didn't he would cut something a lot worse."
He also served as an Advocate Depute (Counsel for the prosecution in criminal cases) from 1990 to 1993 and Home Advocate Depute from 1993 to 1996.
Advocate depute Jane Farquharson, prosecuting, told the High Court in Glasgow: "Forensic pathologists conclude in a report that the cause of Albert McDonald's death is blunt force injuries of abdomen."
"But when an advocate depute does leave, they do so with what's effectively a badge that says they've worked with the NSCU and have expertise in prosecuting sex crimes.
Advocate depute Andrew Miller, prosecuting, said: "The sexual relationship was at the instigation of the father.
Advocate depute Barry Divers said the Crown maintained Coats may have a fortune hidden.
In 2003 he was appointed as an Ad Hoc Advocate Depute. From 2005 to 2009 he was Director of Training and Education at the Faculty of Advocates.
Advocate depute Barry Divers said "most, if not all" the original sum was paid by Goodbrand, 53, of Fraserburgh, in Aberdeenshire.
Advocate Depute Kevin McCallum owned up to the error and said he would have to stop the trial.
Tormented by his blunder, advocate depute Alan Mackay didn't turn up at court to hear Judge Lord Clarke rule there was not enough evidence to convict the killer.

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