Eldon Lecture: Criminal Trial on indictment in England and Scotland - A comparative view from Hadrian's Wall

  • Northumbria University City Campus East 2 Newcastle Upon Tyne

Public lecture by The Right Honourable Lord Mackay of Clashfern KT, Keeper of HM Signet

With the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee’s inquiry into the role of the prosecution service to being later this year, Lord Mackay will compare and contrasts some outstanding features of cases brought on indictment in the two jurisdictions. He will review the role of the Attorney General and the CPS and the central position of the Lord Advocate with his power to direct the police in their investigations. He will also consider the requirement for corroboration in Scotland, the available verdicts in both jurisdictions and the scope for private prosecution in England compared to Scotland with special reference to the Glasgow bin lorry case already mentioned.

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