The shake-up of the criminal prosecution service ordered by Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC means there is a new lawman in town.
John Logue, one of the country’s most experienced prosecution lawyers, who was part of the Lockerbie team based at the Scottish Court in the Netherlands for the trial of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, has been appointed senior procurator fiscal for Falkirk and the East of Scotland.
He is one of three top solicitors named to lead a new network of Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service offices across Scotland which will replace the previous 11 area set up. The other two will cover the North and West of the country.
Mr Logue who joined the COPFS as a trainee solicitor in 1994 said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity. This restructuring will allow our highly-trained prosecutors to work together across a larger area. bringing a broader range of expertise to cases in local communities.
‘‘By using our technology to its full potential and making the best use of resources we can not only improve the efficiency of our work but also the service we provide to ensure that justice is delivered swiftly and effectively and that our communities remain safe places to live.”