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New senior prosecution team for High Court cases

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, has announced the appointment of a new and restructured Crown Counsel team, the collegiate group of Advocate Deputes who prosecute the most serious crimes on his behalf in the High Court in Scotland.

Mr Alex Prentice QC has been appointed Principal Crown Counsel (replacing the role of Principal Advocate Depute); Mr Iain McSporran, has been appointed Deputy Principal Crown Counsel (replacing the role of Assistant Principal Advocate Depute); and Mr John Scullion, has been appointed Assistant Principal Crown Counsel. All three appointments take effect from 1st August 2011.