Lord Advocate to leave office after election

23 Mar


The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland, QC, has announced that he will leave the post following May’s Scottish Parliament election.

He said: “It has been a real privilege to serve as Lord Advocate, leading Scotland’s prosecution service and providing independent legal advice to the Scottish Government. However, after nine years as a Law Officer – the last five as Lord Advocate - I have decided it is the right time to step down and do other things.”

Mr Mulholland  joined the procurator fiscal service in 1984 and became an Advocate Depute in 1997. He was appointed Solicitor General for Scotland in 2007, and held the post until he succeeded Dame Elish Angiolini, QC, as Lord Advocate in 2011. He was admitted to Faculty in 2008.

The announcement is at http://www.crownoffice.gov.uk/media-site/news-from-copfs/1276-mr-mulholland-has-informed-the-first-minister-of-his-intention-to-leave-the-post