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Procurator Fiscal

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Procurators Fiscal are qualified solicitors who work for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). They investigate and prosecute all crime in Scotland and are independent of the police and the courts.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salary for a COPFS Legal Trainee (from April 2019) is £20,145 in year 1 and £23,250 in year 2.

The salary for a Procurator Fiscal Depute with six or more years' post qualifying experience is £39,780 to £50,958 a year (from April 2019).

A Senior Procurator Fiscal Depute earns £50,037 to £57,743 a year (from April 2019).

Conditions

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2020
1090
4 %
RISE
2025
1134

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What Does it Take?

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You need to have:

Training

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Tel: 0300 020 3000
E-mail: _EnquiryPoint@copfs.gsi.gov.uk
Website: http://www.copfs.gov.uk/
Twitter: @COPFS

Law Society of Scotland
Tel: 0131 226 7411
E-mail: lawscot@lawscot.org.uk
Website: http://www.lawscot.org.uk/
Website (2): http://www.lawscotjobs.co.uk
Twitter: @lawscotjobs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLawSocietyofScotland

Lawscot Jobs is the recruitment website from the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland.

Skills for Justice
Tel: 0117 922 1155
Website: http://www.sfjuk.com/
Twitter: @Skills_Justice
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforjustice

Skills for Justice is the Sector Skills Council for the Justice, Community Safety and Legal Services Sectors. The careers section of their website holds information on the careers within these sectors.

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