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NEW HOME ADVOCATE DEPUTE APPOINTED

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The Lord Advocate, Andrew Hardie QC, has appointed Alastair Peter Campbell QC, to be Home Advocate Depute with effe...
The Lord Advocate, Andrew Hardie QC, has appointed Alastair Peter Campbell QC, to be Home Advocate Depute with effect from Wednesday May 14, 1997.

Mr Campbell was called to the Bar in 1985 and has been Queen's Counsel since 1995. He was an Advocate Depute from 1990 to 1993 and served as standing Junior Counsel to Her Majesty's Customs and Excise in Scotland. Prior to be called to the Bar Mr Campbell was a Procurator Fiscal Depute.

He replaces Thomas Drummond QC, who has resigned. Mr Drummond was appointed Home Advocate Depute in April 1, 1996 and previously served as an Advocate Depute between 1985 and 1990.

The remaining Advocate Deputes have been reappointed.

The Lord Advocate has also established a team to be chaired by the Solicitor General, Colin Boyd QC, to advise him on the implementation of the government's proposals for devolution. The team, which will include Robert Reed QC - who was appointed Advocate Depute in January 1996 - and senior Crown Office officials, will look at the legal aspects of the proposals in relation to the prosecution functions of the Lord Advocate and the work of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.
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