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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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.
Lord Bracadale was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1985 and served as an Advocate Depute (Counsel for the prosecution in criminal cases) from 1990 to 1993.
As he prepares to introduce a new team of advocate deputes, he said: "The idea when we started was no one in the team would stay longer than 12 months, as it's a harrowing job.
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.
From 2009 to 2012, he was a full time Advocate Depute prosecuting crime in the High Court.
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.
Advocate Depute John Scullion told a jury at the High Court in Edinburgh the Crown have proved "beyond a reasonable doubt" that John Docherty, 49, murdered Elaine, 16, in Greenock in June 1986.
In his closing speech, advocate depute Gary Allan QC said the case against them was circumstantial.
Advocate Depute Alan Mackay has prosecuted many high-profile cases, including mum Alison Gorrie who beat her five-year-old son to death.
Advocate depute Kath Harper, prosecuting, said that Ainsworth's crimes began when he was 14.
But when advocate Depute Keith Stewart asked him: "Could it be when you overtook you were showing off?

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