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Crown Agent appointed to Scottish Sentencing Council
Scotland's new Crown Agent, David Harvie, has been appointed to the Scottish Sentencing Council as its prosecutor member.
Mr Harvie, who took up office as head of the prosecution service in April following the retirement of Catherine Dyer, will join the Council for a five year period.
The prosecutor member is nominated by the Lord Advocate and appointed by the Lord Justice General.
Council chair Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk, welcomed the appointment, saying: “The Crown Agent is a valuable addition to our membership. His extensive experience will bring significant expertise to our discussions as we prepare to publish our inaugural business plan this autumn.
“Alongside our judicial, lay and other legal members, his input will be essential as we take our next step to prepare the first sentencing guidelines in Scotland.”