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Crown Office ‘simply incapable of handling’ Fatal Accident Inquiries

Michelle McLeod, HM Inspector said: “Given it is almost three years since the thematic FAI report was published, the lack of progress in many areas is disappointing.  While there has been some improvements in the timelines for conducting FAIs, the time taken to conclude mandatory FAIs remains a concern as does their age profile with 20 enquiries more than 3 years old.”

“Failing to deal with FAIs expeditiously not only impacts on nearest relatives , it causes distress and concern for potential witnesses who may have to give evidence in the inquiry”.

Full report can be found at: Follow up Report