Protecting security in the EU is one of the key priorities of the current European Commission, with the threat of terrorism and transnational crime posing increasingly complex challenges. In order to adequately face these issues, structured cross-border cooperation is needed, as well as sharing of information and intelligence between governments and security authorities.
In this discussion, Scotland’s Lord Advocate – the highest authority on civil and criminal matters in the Scottish Government – shares his reflections and recommendations for tackling cross-border crime in Europe, drawing on his wealth of experience and expertise in the field of criminal law.
James Wolffe QC has been an advocate since 1992. He served as First Standing Junior Counsel to Scottish ministers from 2002-2007, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2007. After serving as Advocate Depute and Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, he was appointed the Lord Advocate of Scotland by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in 2016. In this role, the Lord Advocate is the principal legal advisor to the Scottish Government, head of the systems of prosecution and investigations of death, and representative of the Government in civil proceedings, and public interest in a range of functions.
The Lord Advocate’s discussion will be followed by an informal networking reception.
Please register by Monday 22 January to firstname.lastname@example.org