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The Role of the Crown Office Health & Safety Division
COPFS Background Key People Local prosecutions
The Health and Safety DivisionPhilosophy and Formation Training Nationwide Coverage VIA Support
The work of the DivisionJoint investigations Initial Police primacy Has an offence been committed? Possibility of a Fatal Accident Inquiry
Early attendance Gathering of evidence Assurances from duty holders Evidential requirements
Fatal Accident InquiriesMandatory or discretionary? What are they for? What can a Sheriff not do? The discretion to dispense with an Inquiry
The precognition processIdentifying further enquiries Precognition of witnesses
Early resolution Early contact with the defenceEarly disclosure of evidence Identify whether accused will plead guilty Agreed narrations
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